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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

Amnesty International PSA: “No Consent = No Fairytale”

Published: Jan 14th, 2019

Amnesty International’s recent PSA “No Consent = No Fairy” highlights issues surrounding consent, or the lack thereof, in fairy tales. In the video, talking animals chastise a prince for kissing… Read More

Dr. Ebony Elizabeth Thomas Talk

Published: Sep 24th, 2018

On September 12, 2018, Dr. Ebony Elizabeth Thomas spoke at the opening reception for the George A. Smathers Library’s current exhibit, “Racism, Representation, and Resistance in Children’s Literature 1800-2015.” Dr.… Read More

The Upside of Digital Devices

Published: May 1st, 2018

A great new book from Nicole Dreiske, friend of the Center, is out today. It’s already gotten the National Parenting Center’s Seal of Approval. Check it out!