Sunday Select, October 4, 2015

This week’s selection is not a lengthy one but the image quote pins a moment in history that I hope to be a turning point in the United States’ public psyche: and I truly believe that children’s and young adult literature can play a big part in our communal effort to raise conscientious and compassionate next generations.

Quote of the Weekdear-congress-1b

by Jonathan Schmock
from “Dear Congress” on

Considering Cultural and Emotional Competency

It’s Banned Books Week again. Can we stop yelling at each other about it?: Jacqueline Woodson interviewed by Ron Charles — from The Washington Post

Big News about Hoffman’s AMAZING GRACE by Debbie Reese — from American Indians in Children’s Literature

Patterns of Immigration Excerpt by Roni Dean-Burren  — from Dean-Burren’s Facebook Post

Authors & Books

It’s a Coder! It’s a Teacher! It’s a Kick-Ass Graphic Novelist!: Is Gene Luen Yang from Kryptonby Michael Mechanicook — from Mother Jones

Alice in Wonderland: A Very Important Date by Monica Edinger — from School Library Journal

Alice: 150 Years of WonderlandOnline Exhibit at The Morgan Library

2015 Finalists: Young Readers  — from Kirkus

I gathered these entries from various sources such as Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, and specific sites that I follow such as Educating Alice, Pub Peeps, Book Riot, School Library Journal, The Horn Book, We Need Diverse Books, American Indians in Children’s literature, etc.

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