The UnSlut Project

I recently found The UnSlut Project, created by Emily Lindin. This project documents the journals of a girl (Emily) who was labeled the sixth grade slut. Emily has created a cast of characters (whose names have been changed), conveniently listed on the right-hand side of the screen for easy reference, and through her journal entries […]

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Solomon Crocodile by Catherine Rayner (2011)

So, you’ve got this book, Solomon Crocodile by Catherine Rayner (2011). It has beautiful, rich, watercolor illustrations, and provides wonderful (and fun) alliteration (Solomon spies and Solomon slithers, for instance). To all outward appearances it’s (another) book about bullying & inclusion. Solomon Crocodile harasses the other animals in the story (frogs, dragonflies, storks, and finally […]

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Wolves by Emily Gravett

Ah, the joys of stereotypes. Wolves, by Emily Gravett (2005) was a book I came to because of reading Wolf Won’t Bite, which I’ve previously reviewed on this blog. Wolves is a Boston-Globe Horn honor book, an award given for excellence in children’s and YA literature. This made me pretty excited for the book, which […]

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