Lemony Snicket Apologizes For Being A Bad Joke Teller

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But first, let's talk about Jacqueline Woodson, one of the authors who received the National Book Award for Young People's Literature. A few years ago, I met Jacqueline Woodson at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, where I was taking a … [READ MORE]

Bilingual Picture Book Review: Little Roja Riding Hood by Susan Middleton Elya, Illustrated by Susan Guevara

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Little Roja Riding Hood by Susan Middleton Elya, illustrated by Susan Guevara Rating: Five Stars! Age Range: 3-7 Sona is at home with Shaiyar, our six month old. I'm at the library by myself to work on my fiction and have just sat down at … [READ MORE]

Black Hair, Dark Skin: Exploring the Non-European Roots of Rapunzel

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At the beginning of the year, Kavya was utterly distraught she didn’t have "yellow hair" like Rapunzel from Disney's Tangled, and that most of her favourite characters didn’t look like her. This realization did not actually revolve around hair color: … [READ MORE]

Review: Essays on Fatherhood by Novelists (When I First Held You, edited by Brian Gresko)

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The months before Kavya arrived were spent in a haze of baby books, mostly about the biological effects of pregnancy, as well as some great motherhood memoirs. Books marketed for Dads were of the overly sentimental Chicken Soup variety presenting … [READ MORE]

Support #DadsRead and #WeNeedDiverseBooks Because Reading to Your Kids is Fun!

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I was at our local park in Jersey City with Kavya and Shaiyar the other day and saw a dad with his laptop open sitting on the bench, his eyes fully engaged with whatever was on his computer screen. His daughter was about seven, and she would run up … [READ MORE]