Scary Stories For Children: A Genre Studies Course Rationale

The upcoming 2015 Children’s Literature Association Conference is one that has caught my attention – “The High Stakes and Dark Sides of Children’s Literature,” an open-ended call for panels on horror, death, violence, trauma, and anything else dealing with the darker, more subversive elements that thread through so much of …

Interview with Marissa Meyer

Marissa Meyer burst upon the YA Lit scene with her wonderful retelling of popular fairytale, Cinderella. Cinder, the first in the Lunar Chronicles quartet, stars a Cyborg reincarnation of Cinderella and is inspired in part by Sailor Moon. Cinder and Scarlet are available at all good bookstores everywhere. The third in the series, Cress, is scheduled for …