Monday, July 18, 2011

Connections: Washington Post blog on Potter, VCFA at the Tollbooth, and more Grand Plan reviews

Harry Potter as Children's Literature: Diminishing Returns? by Daniel de Vise, with a follow-up guest post by Ernie Bond drawn from a discussion on child-lit. Literature? Mass market? Do young readers care?

Through the Tollbooth features a series of posts on the current VCFA summer residency, MFA program, Writing for Children and Young Adults. Mostly for alums and faculty and prospective students, but look past the cafeteria/dorm nostalgia for the interesting takes on craft that keep so many of us, alums and faculty, engaged with the program.

On a personal note, more reviews of The Grand Plan to Fix Everything:
Chicago Tribune
Sawnet (South Asian Women's Network)
James Patterson's
India Currents
AARP books grandparents can find for their grandchildren

And just for fun, a few book sightings of The Grand Plan:
B&N, NYC, courtesy of Kate Hosford

BookPeople, Austin, courtesy of Cynthia Leitich Smith

ALA conference, courtesy of Vaunda Micheaux Nelson

Vaunda engaging in "book sighting" behavior at ALA

1 comment:

  1. That looks exciting. I'd introduce these books to my child. :) Thanks for putting this together.