Social Justice In Native American Literature for Youth

Today, I received contributor copies of the Journal of Children’s Literature: A Journal of the Children’s Literature Assembly of the National Council of Teachers of English (Vol. 31, No. 1, spring 2005), focusing on Special Collections of Children’s Literature, Book Illustrations, and Picture Book art.

My article “Social Justice in Native American Literature For Youth” appears on pg. 7. It was adapted from a speech I gave as part of the 2004 CLA Workshop on Social Justice in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Cynsational News & Links

Author Susan Taylor Brown debuts her blog, Write On Right Now! Her recent topics include: the balancing act: writing and the day job.

Tribute to Charlemae Hill Rollins from the de Gummond Children’s Literature Collection. “During her 30 year career as a librarian, author and storyteller, Mrs. Rollins was an advocate for the positive portrayal of African Americans in children’s literature.”

The Children’s Writing Update features the magazine market, insights from a librarian, and rules beginners should never break.

Who Wrote That? Featuring Laurie Halse Anderson from Patricia M. Newman. I learned about this profile from Laurie’s LJ.

Greg and I were invited to Walter The Giant‘s upcoming birthday party! The invitation came this week. Woo woo! Walter–a long-time children’s/YA lit guru–is now also the author of Walter The Giant Storyteller’s Giant Book Of Giant Stories, illustrated by Kevin O’Malley (Walker, 2005).

Congratulations to author Amanda Jenkins, recipient of the latest PEN/Phyllis Naylor Working Writer Fellowship!

Thank you to Kids Lit: Books and More for Kids and Teens for mentioning mine and Greg‘s blogs!