Break from Blogging to Present about Blogging

ECCu9JXXsAAPHWoI just returned from the American Sociological Association annual meeting where I presented my chapter in the forthcoming collection I co-edited – The Dialectic of Digital Culture. My chapter, “Queering the Straight World?: Mommy Blogs, Queer Kids, and the Limits of Digital Advocacy,” is a case study of Lori Duron’s mommy blog RaisingMyRainbow.

Now I am back and ready to review the middle grade fiction I’ve been burying my head in on planes and buses for the last week! Stay tuned.

One Year Blogiversary!

Image result for blogiversaryIt’s my one year blogiversary!

I started RaiseThemRighteous a year ago with a review of Jessica Love’s Julian is a Mermaid.

It was about a month after I attended the Children’s Literature Association’s 2018 conference and I wanted to share my research about queer children’s picture books with a larger audience. At the conference I met with an editor from the University Press of Mississippi who was interested in publishing my work. I’ve since signed a contract with Mississippi and my book about queer children’s picture books should be out Spring 2021. As excited as I was, and am, to publish academic work, it’s also very important to me that I have an audience outside academia. I want this audience to include parents, educators, librarians, and of course, queer kids, who need the books I research and review! I’ve since reviewed over 100 queer children’s books all of which can be found on my blog under “Snapshots of LGBTQ Kid Lit.” Continue reading

Diverse Children’s Picture Book Giveaway

To celebrate my ONE YEAR BLOGAVERSARY I’m giving away some of the amazing books I’ve read and reviewed this year!

To enter like and repost on TWITTER or FACEBOOK. Like and repost on both to be entered twice! (Must go to my Twitter/Facebook Page and like/retweet original post. US only. Will draw winners 7/28/19)

Thanks so much for making blogging a rewarding part of my year!

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Coming Soon: The Dialectic of Digital Culture (2019)

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I’m excited to announce my co-edited collection, The Dialectic of Digital Culture, will be published mid-September! I contributed a chapter about digital advocacy anchored in an analysis of Lori Duron’s mommy blog RaisingMyRainbow. Other contributions explore the dark web, Etsy, #metoo, net neutrality, privacy, surrogacy, music, and Trump’s presidency. I am very proud of the rigorous discussion about digital culture this collection will encourage as well as the diverse phenomena explored by contributors!

July 28

July 28th is my ONE YEAR BLOGAVERSARY!

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I’ve reviewed over 150 children’s picture books, including over 100 LGBTQ children’s picture books. I’ve also dabbled in middle-grade and YA reviews.

My goals for the year were to get 2500 blog followers and 2500 Twitter followers – I did it! I love that so many people are using my blog as a resource to find books that meet their needs.

I’ll have a big giveaway to thank everyone for their support on the 28th – stay tuned!