Tomorrow is my three month Blogiversary. My first post, on July 28, was a review of Jessica Love’s Julián Is a Mermaid. I had given a presentation about it as well as Thomas Scotto’s Jerome by Heart at ChLA in June and wanted a larger audience for my work.
Since then I have completed dozens of reviews about socially relevant children’s literature. My blog has nearly 800 followers, my Twitter account, which I also started this summer, has over 700 followers. Even more, I am a Cybils Round One Judge for Easy Readers and Early Chapter Books, and am creating reviews about the amazing work I am coming across as a judge.
I am continuing to present my work about children’s culture at national academic conferences like NWSA’s 2018 conference in Atlanta this November.
I am so glad I started RaiseThemRighteous! I have met tons of wonderful bloggers, activists, writers, illustrators, publishers, and academics invested in diverse children’s literature. This blog is just one of many venues I use to circulate my work, but it is the most immediate and accessible.
A huge “thank you” to everyone who has followed, commented, retweeted, or just taken a moment to read my reviews! I appreciate you! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to talk kid’s culture!