Morning Notes: Stickers Edition
Want to see inside Yuyi Morales’ treehouse studio? Click here.
TALKING ABOUT SEUSS
The most must-read item of the week is one I think a lot of people would like to ignore: a report of the racism contained in the work of Dr Seuss. We all know about it in If I Ran the Zoo, but this report has me seeing many of his other books with freshly critical eyes. Click here to read.
TOMIE, MAURICE, ARNOLD
The New York Times Magazine has a great piece on The Gay History of America’s Classic Children’s Books. Click here to read it.
The Crossover (Graphic Novel) by Kwame Alexander, illustrated by Dawud Anyabwile. Out September 24, 2019.
Some things are just a good idea. Like this graphic novel adaptation of Kwame Alexander’s Newbery Medal winner.
And if picture books are more your speed, Mile High Reading has two batches of fresh 2019 picture books on the horizon (Part 15 and Part 16).
Design of the Picture book has a great interview with Jon Klassen about the shape trilogy he created with Mac Barnett. Picture book aficionados will approve. Click here (or the image below) to read.
— Andrea Brown Lit (@AndreaBrownLit) March 6, 2019
About Travis Jonker
Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.
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