Thursday, December 7, 2017

Book Your Stocking with Marilynn S. Olson

Book Your Stocking: December 7

All December, readers of all stripes will share their reading wish-lists and/or give-lists. Note on book links: all titles are linked to their publishers or IndieBound, in order to support writers, publishers, and local bookstores. If you are rural and without bookstores, share this post with your librarian or library's Facebook page.

Please welcome today's reader, Marilynn S. Olson.

Two Thoughts:

Jefferson's Daughters: Three Sisters, White and Black, in Young America.  (Catherine Kerrison)

Akata Warrior. (Nnedi Okorafor)

The second entry is the (just published) second book in a fantasy series set in Southern Nigeria; the first was Akata Witch.  Many of my students have been waiting for this one because I often teach Okorafor, and it has proved a very fruitful classroom book. 

The first is actually coming out at the end of January, I think.  I've been talking to the author about the education of Jefferson's daughters and grand daughters, and it seems to me that I've stumbled into a really rich new field of information.


Marilynn S. Olson,
used by permission
About today's reader: Marilynn S. Olson, a children’s and young adult literature specialist, is a professor and director of advanced studies in the English department at Texas State University. She is the author of the book Children's Culture and the Avant-Garde: Painting in Paris 1890-1915.


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