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Toni Morrison once said that literary discourse should transform “from the racial object to the racial subject; from the described and imagined to the describers and imaginers; from the serving to the served.” Today Edi Campbell critiques beyond literary devices and provides a review based in critical literary analysis.
Today Edi interviews University of Oregon's Assistant Vice Provost for Advising and author of the debut YA novel THIS IS MY AMERICA, which Nic Stone called "incredible and searing."
Disrupting children's books. Resisting oppression on the page. Teaching kids to be better than we are. Edith Campbell begins her series of guest posts.
I am pleased to announce that this week you're going to hear an entirely different voice here at the blog A Fuse #8 Production. In the spirit of #passthemic, where white people give over their platforms to people that deserve a wider audience, I am giving over full reign of this site to Edith Campbell.
Once more guest poster David Jacobson has returned to give us the 411 on international works of children's literature that you undoubtedly have NOT encountered before.
Amy Alznauer returns to the blog to discuss new issues in the realm of writing nonfiction for kids, particularly as they pertain to one Flannery O'Connor.
"Too often, children's books by black authors have been limited by the prison of the single story, the notion that all black people share a single lived experience, and that experience, generally portrayed as heavy or edgy, usually takes place within an inner city landscape, where few rivers run, few trees grow, and birdsong is the last thing on anybody's mind. Light, joyful, or quiet stories about our deep engagement with nature, therefore, constitute a publishing space black authors have not been encouraged to enter—until now." Nikki Grimes provides today's guest post on her latest book.
Today's post is for people who like to feel the pulse of what's being published overseas. And since the Bologna Book Fair has been cancelled for 2020, consider this a tiny trip to other countries in the midst of an international lockdown.
It's guest post time again, and Fred Guida has returned with another classic in mind. Remember Tom's Midnight Garden by Philippa Pearce? Then take it away, Fred!
There will come a time when this pandemic ends and we can get back to business as usual. Which is to say, the business of fighting to protect our school libraries and school librarians from the chopping block. Written before the arrival of COVID-19, author J.F. Fox's piece here today is no less timely for what it has to say.