Tag: diversity

  • The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats Analysis

    The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats Analysis

    The Snowy Day (1962) is a famous American picture book by American author Ezra Jack Keats.

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  • The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes Novel Study

    The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes Novel Study

    The Hundred Dresses is a middle grade American novel by Eleanor Estes, first published 1944. I consider this story a children’s literature sister of Katherine Mansfield’s short story “The Doll’s House“. The Hundred Dresses remains resonant with young readers today, and is happily still in print after winning a Newbery Honor. (The medal was awarded to Rabbit Hill by Robert Lawson…

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  • Who is the main character?

    Who is the main character?

    Most of us writing about story pick one of the following terms and stick with it: Main character — shortened to MC Hero(ine) — the feminine form has pretty much died, though we still often say ‘actress’ Protagonist — which these days means ‘main character’ On this blog I use these terms at random, though I’ve started to drift away…

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  • Asian-Australian Children’s Literature

    There are only a small number of Asian-Australian authors writing about Asia in children’s/young adult fiction and there are very few books where the first-person narrator or main character is Asian or Asian-Australian. Also surprisingly, there are very few Australian works with Asian content that have been translated into an Asian language – translations are primarily made up of award-winning…

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  • Representation and Inclusion Vs Diversity

    Representation and Inclusion Vs Diversity

    When talk of diversity expands beyond race it still ends up looking very much like a checklist of compartmentalized identities. Can we get a child in a wheelchair? Check. Can the doctor be African American, and a woman? Check and check. … For adults I often describe the difference between diversity and inclusion as the difference between entering a room and…

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