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Cereal Box Professor Follow-Up And More

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.

9 comments:

Emy said...

*poke* The link to Acampora's interview isn't in your post....

MotherReader said...

Thanks emy. Fixed now. W&M folks gotta watch each others backs ;-)

Jen Robinson said...

Thanks for supporting the Cool Boys! I definitely agree with that lagging behind the Cool Girls is a function of the fact that mostly women are making up the list, and hence identify more with girls than boys. But the boys will catch up, I'm sure!

Daniel said...

boys rule, girls drool! Oh, wait (kicks self) I am *not* in middle school anymore! :-)

Emy said...

That's what we're here for, editing each other. ;)

Mary Lee said...

Thanks for giving our Cool Teachers list a promo! Suggestions have slowed way down, and we're not even quite to 50 yet. But we're confident that once school starts up again and we put the challenge out to our students and colleagues to nominate Cool Teachers in Books, we'll SURPASS 100!

Chris Barton said...

I'm considering myself reminded right now -- thanks. I just hope I can get through all this good stuff before the next Carnival rolls around.

I know the author of one of the contemporary books that got slapped around in the WSJ, and I know that it stung, and I know that supportive discussions on this blog and elsewhere have helped get her through.

If nothing else, I hope that intern will learn a little about empathy and give at least a moment's consideration to the people affected by his words before the next time he spouts off.

Kelly said...

Thanks for the Carnival link, MR!!

ZG said...

I can sympathize with your not having unpacked! I have just managed to post reading notes for the first time in three weeks! Where are the languid summer days reading in the hammock??? Love the new look of the logo and thought the photo for the SLJ piece was great, too.