Friday, March 30, 2007

My Article in SLJ's Curriculum Connections

Editor Daryl Grabarek, who attended my Books Between Cultures presentation at ALA's convention in New Orleans, invited me to write an article for School Library Journal's Curriculum Connections spring 2007 issue that would be loosely based on that talk. Here it is: No Place Like Home: Books Can Create a Strong Sense of Place.

Cybils Middle Grade folks will no doubt recognize most of the titles I laud -- we were in the throes of the nominating process when I wrote the article.

6 comments:

Sheila said...

I saw the article come through on SLJ's email newsletter. Great job on the article! Lots of good information.

Jen Robinson said...

What a thoughtful and well-researched article, Mitali! I really enjoyed it. I especially liked what you said about Kiki Strike (which I adored). And your Higher Power of Lucky examples were the first things I've read to make me seriously want to read the book. Thanks!

Mitali Perkins said...

Thanks, Jen and Sheila. One of the reasons I wanted to serve on the Cybils nominating panel was because I knew I'd be forced to read some great contemporary books, which I needed to do for this article!

MotherReader said...

Congrats on the SLJ article. I only skimmed it, but look forward to reading it in full.

cloudscome said...

Fantastic article! I love your insight into children looking for a secure place. I have a lot of thoughts about that and adoption in relation to just finishing A Drowned Maiden's Hair. My mind is swirling...

You picked a great quote from that book that I totally skimmed over. Thanks!

Sarah Louise said...

Loved the article. (I haven't read it completely yet, b/c I want to savor it on my sofa at home.) I also grew up in many cultures and have a very strong sense of place. Thank you for putting to paper what I have so often thought.