CLiF Spotlight: The “girl book” problem

Posted by on March 5, 2015.

Vintage school portrait. Via Creative Commons

I was caught off guard by a recent Twitter conversation started by Shannon Hale, author of the Newbery Honor book Princess Academy and many others.

@haleshannon tweet screengrab

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The powers that be at this school decided that regardless of her qualifications as a presenter, Hale was for girls – and boys wouldn’t be interested.

March 21 Friday Links Library

Posted by on March 21, 2014.

Happy Spring! Kind of. Nobody’s putting their skis away around here.

Lots of interesting tidbits in the news this week. Here’s the roundup:

  • Last week, the New York Times printed op-eds by father and son authors Walter Dean Myers and Christopher Myers on why we all critically need to see children of color better represented in children’s literature.