Saturday, February 14, 2009

I must have this book

I need, need, need to read this book.

Tales for Little Rebels: a Collection of Radical Children's Literature by Julia Mickenberg and Philip Nel. I just read Betsy Bird's review on GoodReads and this has jumped to the top of my "must read" list. Just look at the section topics:

"R is for Rebel, Subversive Science and the Dramas of Ecology, Work Workers and Money, Organize, Imagine, History and Heroes, A Person's a Person, and Peace."

R is for Rebel - that sounds to me like a kids' t-shirt that is just screaming to be made.


Rosalinda said...

Hi Laura,

Love your blog! My name is Linda and I’m in the marketing department at Simon & Schuster children’s books.

I’d like to send you an advanced copy of a book I believe you’d enjoy—a book called Dessert First by Hallie Durand, featuring an irrepressible little girl aptly named Dessert.

If you're interested, feel free to contact me with your mailing address at rosalinda.camachoATsimonandschusterDOTnet.


Candace Ryan said...

This book is on my must-read list, too.

I highly recommend reading anything by Philip Nel. He brings a healthy and exciting rigor to the study of kidlit.

For a further tasting, check out his CHILDREN'S LITERATURE article, "Dada Knows Best: Growing Up Surreal with Dr. Suess."

Laura said...


I'd love to receive a copy of Dessert First. I tried emailing you but for some reason it keeps getting bounced back? If you don't mind, you can try emailing me at lauraDOTamosATgmailDOTcom. Thanks!

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