Happy Sunday! I hope you’ve managed to have an ice-cream this lovely sunny weekend and have had chance to put your feet up and enjoy things 🙂 Here’s the round up of things that caught my eye this week.
1. Zoe from @playbythebook pointed me in the direction of this excellent and powerful piece: “How to Really Read Racist Books to Your Kids” It’s one of those things you really need to read. It reminded me of this other blog post: “How to be a fan of problematic things”. Both posts are really brilliant in how they approach the issue of reading difficult and problematic texts with a modern day perspective.
2. If you’ve not discovered KM Peyton (who is one of my utter author loves) have a look at this review of Fly-by-night. It totally sums up why KM Peyton is the wonder that she is. Also on a KM Peyton note, have a look at this beautiful piece from Meg Rosoff.
3. I *loved* this. One professor asked his students to do him a comic instead of take a final exam. Clearly the students chose the right option in comic-making 😉 and here are the results.
4. And finally, here’s some excellent posts on diversity with a lot of links in them that are worthwhile to take a bit of time in exploring: “Female Sexuality in YA Fiction : Exploring the range of experiences” and “Heck YA, Diversity! Pro-Tips Edition”.
If you’d like to view other posts in this series, they’re available here. See you next week!
2 thoughts on “Sunday round up and reflections”
Oh wow, thanks for linking to my Goodreads review of Fly-By-Night!
Great links about how to address problematic works, too. I think it’s important to remind ourselves that it’s not just older works (say, out-of-print books) but current ones as well (I’m looking at you, Game of Thrones, though the second article certainly addresses that).
I’ve been wanting to read Sarah Dessen for so long and I’m glad the Female Sexuality in YA Fiction post gave me another reason I need to.
Hope you have a good weekend 🙂
You’re very welcome 🙂 I have a lot of love for KM Peyton and I thought you really summed her awesomeness up so well in your review.