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Reading the World X February 16, 17, 2008 University of San Francisco
Join us to reflect upon a decade of Celebrating Multicultural Literature for Children and Young Adults, featuring many old friends from past conferences as well as new faces and voices - Alma Flor Ada and Leslie Tryon, Ashley Bryan, Sarah Ellis, Rita Williams Garcia, Naomi Shihab Nye, Doris Orgel, Peter Sis, Laurence Yep, Jack Zipes, and more... www.soe.usfca.edu/departments/ime/rtwconf
6th Annual Orion School Children's Authors and Illustrators Festival
February 2, 2008 10-3:30
The Aesop Award Committee of the Children's Folklore Section of the American Folklore Society announces the 2007 Aesop Awards.
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Who knew how much influence notable editors and publishers like Ursula Nordstrom, Harper, Simon and Schuster, and others had on Little Golden Books. Long shunned by children's librarians, Marcus's intriguing history of the books explains how notable authors like Margaret Wise Brown, and Caldecott-winning illustrators including Feodor Rojankovsky and Leonard Wiesgard wrote and illustrated Little Golden Books.
The book is packed with photos and color reproductions of book covers; it has the appearance of a photo album or scrapbook. But Marcus's text is detailed, showing how the company formed at the turn of the century, made comic books and special paperback editions for soldiers, and how they developed and marketed Little Golden Books, just in time for the baby boom. Of course, they are still published but don't seem to dominant the market the way they once did.
Many of use have personal memories and favorite Little Golden Books - I had several that came with 45 RPM records that read the story out loud. I also had many that were based on TV shows and movies, proving that reading pop culture junk doesn't ruin your mind forever as long as you read other books, too. Many of our adult patrons scour garage sales and EBay for Little Golden Books; they are the target audience for this book, which should be cataloged in adult nonfiction.
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Debbie Reese is a librarian and teacher who is a member of the Nambe Pueblo tribe. She is currently a professor of American Indian Studies. Her blog reviews and discusses the depiction of Native American Indians in children's books. Reese is a regular contributor to listservs like PUBYAC and is active in ALA/ALSC. Her blog also includes links to other websites, commentary on school curriculum, and discussion of related topics like the portrayal of Native American Indians in popular culture. Personally, I don't agree with everything she says but I appreciate her take on things and her willingness to stick her neck out.
Pop-Up Book Roundupby Penny Peck, San Leandro Public Library
Submitted by : Penny Peck, San Leandro Public Library
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