I just updated my resource page. What am I missing? I’m happy to add blogs or other resources about diverse, socially engaged, children’s literature!
I started blogging to create a bridge between my academic work on LGBTQ children’s literature and parents, educators, librarians, bloggers, ext. who love children and children’s literature. If you want to learn more about my scholarly publications, follow my teaching and research site here. You can also find many of my articles online here.
I’ve been researching LGBTQ children’s literature for the past two years and my article, For the Little Queers: Imagining Queerness in “New” Queer Children’s Literature, is now available in the Journal of Homosexuality.
How to Code a Sandcastle, written by Josh Funk and illustrated by Sara Palacios, is a silly take on a serious subject – the lack of women, especially minority women, in coding. The text begins with a foreword by Reshma Saujani, the founder of Girls Who Code. Saujani suggests that coding should be “a familiar part of every child’s world.” Funk’s book certainly contributes to this project. Pearl, the pigtailed russet-brown protagonist and narrator, makes core concepts in coding engaging and accessible for even very young audiences.