Links I Loved Last Week: A Round-Up of Online Reading 1/15/17

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Reading While White has a terrific interview with professor and blogger Laura Jimenez about her critical work on graphic novels, YA literature, and issues of diversity and representation.

Design of the Picture Book analyzes Radiant Child, my favorite nonfiction picture book of 2016.

What happens when an English teacher reads and love a new YA novel? She starts thinking about ways to incorporate it into the curriculum, of course.

Betsy Bird’s annual Newbery/Caldecott predictions post gets even more brilliant this year, as she looks at potential winners and what their choice might say about the zeitgeist of 2016.

Kate Elliott celebrates books and films that feature complex and compassionate relationships among characters.

What happens to beginning readers’ self-conceptions and self-confidence when we label their book choices as “easy”? Michele Knott explains why we need to be more thoughtful and intentional in our use of reading labels.

I can’t wait to pose Amy’s question about writing to my Composition students this week as we formulate some writing goals: What’s the most important thing you think you’ll ever write?

Book Riot recommends a few books about the writing life.

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