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 […]Read more "The UnSlut Project"
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 […]Read more "Solomon Crocodile by Catherine Rayner (2011)"
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 […]Read more "Wolves by Emily Gravett"
I have a very specific childhood memory of I’ll Love You Forever by Robert Munsch, and illustrated by Sheila McGraw (1986): I can see it laying on the kitchen floor of my mom’s best friend’s house. This friend was a foster parent, and took high risk babies. I remember looking at the book and not […]Read more "I’ll Love You Forever by Robert Munsch"