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Poetry in Picture Books

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Mother Goose. Dr. Seuss. Shell Silverstein. What do these writers have in common? They’ve all written poetry picture books.  Of course, these are just three of the most famous and

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All the Cool Kids Are Reading | Welcoming Courtney Halsey to the Pine Reads Team

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As a child, I always had a curiosity for words. Armed with a spiral notebook and number 2 pencil everywhere I went, at age 4, I would constantly bug my

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In This Little Corner of the Internet | Welcoming Jackie Balbastro to the Pine Reads Team

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I’m a late start reader. I mean, I always read books as a child, but around middle school, I stopped reading because I was tired of white characters acting as

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Visions of Future Latin America in MAÑANA: Latinx Comics From the 25th Century

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(Blog image: illustration taken from MAÑANA’s Kickstarter website.)  Try to picture the world 20 years in the future.  It’s probably easy to imagine that things won’t be too drastically different

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Fighting for the Right to Fight in “The Life and (Medieval) Times of Kit Sweetly”

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Warning: This blog contains spoilers for The Life and (Medieval) Times of Kit Sweetly by Jamie Pacton. When I was little, I never wanted to play the princess. I was

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Navigating Transphobia in the World of Harry Potter

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Over the last few months, J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series, has come under fire for making disparaging comments about transgender people on her social media. Specifically, criticizing

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