Global Warming is melting Santa’s Home. Where will he live?? Indoctrinating children is nothing new for David Suzuki and his foundation. When a child’s capacity to reason is undercut by indoctrination, he becomes a marionette merely responding as someone else pulls his strings. Read More
Little could do more to increase the harm to victims of verbal bullying than does the recent public service announcement, “Words Hurt”. . . . Imagine if the bullied girl in the video knew that the bully words were nonsense? The ‘flying words’ would never touch her and she would not be hurt. Walking away would be easy. Imagine how empowering that would be!
The children’s book industry is more like journalism:
“. . . journalism and scholarship seem completely unlike: journalism so bustling, feverish, [quite] content with daily oblivion; the academic world so sheltered, deliberate and hopeful of enduring products.” Allan Nevins Read More
Imagine publishers & authors explaining excellence in children’s literature:
“The only parallel I can think of is having the zoo come to you, one animal at a time; and I expect that what you hear one week from the giraffe is contradicted next week by the baboon.” — Flannery O’Connor Read More
The ValuedMinds blog will address ideas on, — topics raised by popular children’s books, — issues faced by parents and their children, — the children’s literature industry (for casual observers) . . . and burning issues raised in the comments. See Introduction – How Use This Site for a visitor’s overview of the ValuedMinds site structure and use.