November 21, 2017

The Advocate's Toolbox

Freedom in Congo Square | SLJ DVD Review

Gr 1-5 –This Coretta Scott King and Caldecott Honor Book by Carole Boston Weatherford, with illustrations by R. Gregory Christie, really takes flight in the lively DVD version.

Library Police: Who Determines What Is “Appropriate”? | Scales on Censorship

Pat Scales responds to a kindergarten educator who questions the age-appropriateness of This One Summer as a Caldecott Honor Book and an English teacher who grapples with what to do about her student teacher from a Christian university who has asked to opt out of working with To Kill a Mockingbird.

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Folklore Author Robert San Souci Dies at 68

Acclaimed folklore author Robert San Souci, best known for his Caldecott-honored The Talking Eggs: A Folktale from the American South, died December 19 following a head injury resulting from a fall. He was 68.

The Power of Pictures: A Visit with Bryan Collier

On the heels of being named the recipient of the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award yet again, this time for I , Too, Am America, prolific illustrator/author Bryan Collier invited us into his home and studio in Hudson Valley, NY, for a tour and interview about his life and art.