More Than Just Funny Books: Comics and Prose Literacy for Boys

Canadian Council on Learning article – More Than Just Funny Books: Comics and Prose Literacy for Boys via John Hogan at Graphic Novel Reporter Advertisements

NYPL – Children’s Literary Salon

Today’s Children’s Literary Salon, hosted by Betsy Bird at NYPL, was on ebooks for kids with panelists from namelos, Sesame Workshop, and WingedChariot.  The discussion started with them addressing the idea that ebooks… Continue reading

SLJ – Readers’ Advisory article

Great article about how to get middle schoolers to think critically about what they like in a book.  Also, she’s a Queens Collge GSLIS alum and professor, so Woo!

RWW – Fair Use

Why Fair Use is Not Just Acceptable, But Essential For the Future from ReadWriteWeb

Cat and Comics

Tesla reading Barefoot Gen.  She’s up to Volume 4 now.

I.N.K. – Interesting Nonfiction for Kids

INK  is a group of nonfiction authors who are committed to promoting what they do as researchers/writers and sharing how their work can be used in the classroom.  The INK blog is really… Continue reading

NPR – Libraries and Cupcakes

Why The Next Big Pop-Culture Wave After Cupcakes Might Be Libraries

Barefoot Gen: A Cartoon History of Hiroshima

Wow. I finished this book last night sobbing and then kicking myself that I had not borrowed the second volume yet. First published in 1975, Keiji Nakazawa’s Barefoot Gen is an incredibly moving… Continue reading

Children of Promise

I’ve been a volunteer librarian at Children of Promise, an after school program and summer camp for children of incarcerated parents, since last summer. You can read a bit about the beginning of… Continue reading

Boolify Project

I’m currently taking an online class at Bank Street about teaching effective internet researching to middle school students. I was introduced to the Boolify Project, which is a cool site that teaches how… Continue reading