As it turns out, the little Wall Street Journal article was written by an intern with an agenda. An intern with an agenda and a connection to Mary Burgess, Professor of English at University of Notre Dame. Paul Acampora interviewed the professor to get her take on the bubbling and brewing over the article. And it seems her opinion was not as one-sided as may have been implied. Check out the interview for youself.
Jen Robinson’s list Cool Boys in Children’s Literature is proceeding well, but still needs your help. It is now available in one easy-to-read list and ready for more suggestions. I’m sure with all of these women readers and librarians out there, the cool girls were easier to rattle off, but we can’t forget the boys.
In other list news, A Year of Reading is working on a list of Cool Teachers in Children’s Literature. Stop by with your suggestions. I’ll have to browse my library’s shelves to come up with something new myself.
Have a book review from last week you’d like to get a little more play online? Well, Semicolon will hold a Saturday Review roundup. Stop by and submit something fabulous. I’ll have to write one tomorrow, since my only review this week was The Fuchsia Is Now! and I’d rather use the opportunity to promote something I... umm... liked. Plus, the condom reference in my review gives me pause.
And if you never finished the massive amount of posts on the Fifth Carnival of Children’s Literature, consider this your reminder. Big A, little a put together quite a show, and in the middle of putting together a universal place for bloggers children’s book reviews. All this while traveling internationally. In comparison, I haven’t unpacked the suitcases from our family trip two weeks ago. But here I am... writing this post... instead. Maybe I’d better leave off here.