March 22, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

Book To Be Re-Illustrated to Remove Díaz | Sexual Harassment in Children’s Publishing

Charlesbridge Publishing to have “Mario and the Hole in the Sky” re-illustrated after sexual harassment allegations against original illustrator David Díaz.

Unpacking Anne Ursu’s Survey and the Fallout, with Changes Coming to Events | Sexual Harassment in Children’s Publishing

Anne Ursu wanted to start a conversation about sexual harassment and spur change in the children’s publishing industry.

Orphans Abound: Conquering Larger-than-Life Hurdles | JLG’s On the Radar

From Victorian England to modern day America, orphaned children often face struggles that kids with parents rarely confront. However, most middle-grade students will relate to the issues explored in these new fiction titles―from poverty to self-confidence―selected by the editors at Junior Library Guild. In fact, these works may give young readers hope about their own issues, while giving them stories that help them step back from their own realities.

Review of the Day: The Real Boy by Anne Ursu

The Real Boy By Anne Ursu Illustrated by Erin McGuire Walden Pond Press (an imprint of Harper Collins) $16.99 ISBN: 978-0-06-201507-5 Ages 9-12 On shelves now My two-year-old is dealing with the concept of personhood. Lately she’s taken to proclaiming proudly “I’m a person!” when she has successfully mastered something. By the same token, failure […]