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.

  • 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 […]

  • How To Determine The Main Character Of Any Story

    How To Determine The Main Character Of Any Story

    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…

  • 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…

  • 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…