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When ‘Here’ Is Home, But ‘Here’ Keeps Changing — A Family Flees In ‘Story Boat’

Published: Mar 20th, 2020

When illustrator Rashin Kheiriyeh first read the manuscript of Story Boat, she recognized the children in it immediately. Kheiriyeh’s family fled Iran after war broke out in 1980 — she remembers what… Read More

Kids Around The World Are Reading NPR’s Coronavirus Comic

Published: Mar 17th, 2020

How do you explain coronavirus to kids? Last week, NPR published a comic, written by Malaka Gharib, geared to children about the newly discovered virus. NPR also recently published the comic in Chinese. Since… Read More

‘The Undefeated’ Wins Caldecott, And ‘New Kid’ Picks Up Newbery

Published: Feb 24th, 2020

It is a universally acknowledged truth that a curious reader in want of a good book needs only direct their footsteps (and questions) to the nearest librarian. Librarians, after all,… Read More

Opera: Magical Lilies, A Family Curse & A Half-Winged Prince Take Center Stage in “The Thirteenth Child”

Published: Jul 22nd, 2019

Opera: Magical Lilies, A Family Curse & A Half-Winged Prince Take Center Stage in “The Thirteenth Child”- World Premiere July 27 This post first appeared on Once Upon a Blog… Read More

Will Disney’s New Little Mermaid Be Part Of Your World, Or Is She #NotMyAriel?

Published: Jul 10th, 2019

  Art by Denver Balbaboco (click name for portfolio link) IG: denvertakespics (see IG & image details at this link) Halle Bailey is to be Disney’s newest princess as Ariel in the upcoming Disney live-action… Read More

“Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin” Screening

Published: Mar 11th, 2019

Join us for a screening of “Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin” on April 4, 2019. The documentary centers on the life of acclaimed feminist writer Le Guin. The film,… Read More

“Our Children’s Trust: Youth Activism & the Legal Right to a Stable Climate”

Published: Jan 30th, 2019

On Wednesday, February 6th, 2019, the University of Florida will host a conversation with youth activists and legal and climate science experts defending the rights of all Floridians to a… Read More

Mocking the Caldecott

Published: Jan 17th, 2019

Alachua County Library, Gainesville Florida I spent a delightful Sunday afternoon with graduate students, professors, and librarians discussing Caldecott contenders. The event was organized by the District and the University… Read More

“The River Bride”

Published: Jan 17th, 2019

“The River Bride: A Grim Latino Fairy Tale” was staged by the Arizona Theater Company in December 2018. The play draws from Brazilian mythology, featuring a boto – a shapeshifting… Read More

Mock Caldecott 2019

Published: Jan 14th, 2019

On January 13, 2019, UF faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, librarians, and community members gathered at the Alachua County Library for the Center’s annual Mock Caldecott. During this event, attendees… Read More