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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Unreal Feminism: Here We Are–But Who Are We?

By Janie | April 18, 2017

The suffrage movement in the early 20th century was about giving women the vote.  The feminist movement of the 1970s, beginning with Betty Friedan’s The …

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Musical Mondays and Theology Thursdays: How to Use Christian Resources with Kids

By Betsy | April 10, 2017

We love to track down solid biblical resources for you to use with your families, Sunday School classrooms, and Christian school classrooms. Not only do …

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Don’t Take Yourself (or Your Reading) Too Seriously!

By Betsy | April 1, 2017

Today, in my leisure reading, I came across some good “fifty cent” words: pandemonium, benefactors, stratosphere, maligned, facilitate, photons,… I also noticed some terrific literary …

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Beauty and the Beast Devotional # 5 – Love

By Alysha | March 31, 2017

This is the fifth devotional we’ve had on the key themes in Beauty and the Beast. To see links to previous three as well as …

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Cruel Beauty: a Redeemed Reader Discussion

By Alysha | March 30, 2017

Some of the staff here at Redeemed Reader decided to discuss Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge as it relates to the story of Beauty and …

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Till We Have Faces: a Redeemed Reader Discussion

By Megan | March 29, 2017

Before you read Till We Have Faces, you must first know the myth. You can either read a picture book version or the one by …

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