Reflections

Wisdom & Wonder Week 4: Which Path and With Whom?

By Hayley | July 10, 2017

Welcome to Week 4 of Wisdom and Wonder!  We hope you had a wonderful Fourth of July.  Now, back to the reading challenge! For a …

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Responding to Correction: What does it look like in books?

By Megan | June 28, 2017

This week the team discusses how characters respond to correction not only in our anchor books, but also in other literary or popular titles. In Wise …

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The Source of Wisdom: What does it look like in books?

By Betsy | June 22, 2017

The Redeemed Reader Team is discussing books this week in light of our Wisdom & Wonder Week 2 Theme: God’s Word! In particular, we’re looking …

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The State of our Heart – Virtual Discussion

By Alysha | June 14, 2017

The Redeemed Reader Team is discussing books this week in light of our Wisdom & Wonder Week 1 Theme: Turning to God/Away from sin. We …

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Wisdom and Wonder: Linked Reads – Week 1

By Alysha | June 13, 2017

This week’s theme: Turning to God and Away From Sin To further engage with the theme, here is a list of archived posts that we feel …

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Wisdom and Wonder: Week 1 – Turning Towards God and Away from Sin

By Alysha | June 12, 2017

Welcome to week 1 of our Wisdom & Wonder Summer Reading Challenge! Wisdom and Wonder Week 1: Turning to God and Away from Sin! This …

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Toward a Positive Multiculturalism in Children’s Books (and a Book List)

By Janie | May 17, 2017

It’s no wonder classic children’s books feature characters with racist attitudes—the authors of those books also had some racist attitudes.  We looked at the problem …

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Sad Dog Stories: They’re a Thing–and a Necessity

By Betsy | May 15, 2017

Does the Dog Die? “Miss Wanda,” I stage whispered to the children’s librarian across from me, “I need to know. Does the dog die?” I was holding …

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Historical Racism in Children’s Books–What do we do?

By Janie | May 10, 2017

The website Reading While White dedicates itself to issues involving the dreaded “-isms” in children’s literature: racism, anti-Semitism, ableism, classism, sexism, and more.  A post …

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Peter Spier, Reissued

By Janie | May 9, 2017

Yesterday we received the sad news that Peter Spier, illustrator of classic children’s books, had passed away on April 27.  Given his age (89) and …

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