Friday, June 10, 2011

The Grand Plan Blog Tour, Day 16: Coincidence and Metafiction at The Pirate Tree

The Pirate Tree is a collective of children's and young adult writers interested in children's literature and social justice issues.

Now I realize that on the face of it Dini and Maddie and Dolly may not seem to be aware of, much less interested in, social justice. But wait a movie minute! There is Sampy, the watchman who longs to learn to read, and Dini, you know, steps right up with a plan! Dini is nothing if not large-hearted, and did you think that the Everything in the title was just there for a joke or what? More on coincidence, metafiction, and the joys of diversity today at The Pirate Tree.

Snippet:
We...see how knowing Dini and being immersed in her culture has enriched Maddie’s life. This is a major benefit of diversity—by getting to know people from other places and cultures, we enjoy all of the wisdom and creativity that people the world over have to offer.
Take a breath. We're off for the weekend, back Monday for the final week of The Grand Plan Blog Tour, starting with Jacket Knack, where the conversation is all about book jackets.

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