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April 26, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Dystopian novels are chiming with people

19 Of My Favourite Fahrenheit 451 Quotes – Book Riot Say what you will about Trump, Putin, Kim Jong-un, et al, there’s no denying we live in interesting times. One ‘literary’ consequence of this appears to have been the resurgence of key works … Continue reading

April 26, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Because Mums Rock!

Any Foo Fighters fans in the house? What about the most awesome, Dave Grohl? How to raise a rock star, by Dave Grohl’s mum From Nirvana to Foo Fighters, Virginia Grohl knows what it’s like to be the mother of … Continue reading

April 20, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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6 Gateway Comics for Noobies!

Like the idea of trying a comic but don’t know where to start with this vast, sprawling medium; full of story-arcs and mini runs? 😮 This article from Book Riot’s Booknerdlandia opens a window into some top notch, well-written – … Continue reading

April 10, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Sneak peak…

As per previous post, Clishmaclaver’s BOTM for April is The Hate U Give. Fancy a wee taster of what’s in store for you if you read this incredible debut by Angie Thomas? Well, you’re in luck! The lovely people at … Continue reading

April 7, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Book of the Month!

April’s Book of the Month, is the ‘Book of the Moment’, is The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas. 🙂 Clishmaclaver has no budget left to buy a new BOTM unfortunately >sob< so I’m making my own personal copy of this … Continue reading

Human Rights and Children’s Books

April 7, 2017 by Miss Stewart | 0 comments

Well, this is interesting. A Short History of Human Rights and Children’s Rights popped onto my FB feed yesterday. This is the second year of the Amnesty CILIP Honour, an “extra commendation” for two books on the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medal shortlists that best uphold, illuminate or celebrate human rights. Amnesty shadowing resources are available for all the shortlisted books, and enable readers to explore human rights issues related to the stories.

The eight decades of the CILIP Carnegie Medal have encompassed war and devastation, human upheaval and suffering. The same years have also seen great moves to make the world a better place, growing international understanding of rights, freedom and equality, and profoundly life-changing human rights laws. These values emerge in contemporary children’s books, which are often beacons of social change. Arguably the most important and least valued of all forms of literature, they influence and shape children’s attitudes to life…
              

…Chris Riddell won the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal for The Sleeper and the Spindle, including an image of a same-sex kiss that still has the power to startle us nearly half a century after the decriminalisation of homosexuality. Sarah Crossan won the CILIP Carnegie Medal for One, scrutinising the impact of the loss of the right to privacy on the story’s main characters, a few months before the draconian anti-human rights UK Investigatory Powers Act heralded one of the most sweeping surveillance laws in Europe.Carnegiegreenaway.org.uk

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April 7, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Egg-cellent new reads, no yolking!

The egg-ceptional World Book Day gang have put together an egg-citing newsletter of Easter Break reads for junior and senior pupils. Don’t egg-nore these cracking book recs! You’ll be scrambling to get your hands on them! 😉 Click here for junior … Continue reading

April 6, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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13 Reasons Why…

13 Books to Read After You Finish 13 Reasons Why You’ve read the book, you’ve binged the show (maybe more than once), and now all you want is more. Never fear, we’ve got thirteen great emotional reads to get you … Continue reading

April 6, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Scotland… forbidden romance… sure, I’ll bite.

Toward a Secret Sky By Heather Maclean “Shortly after 17-year-old Maren Hamilton is orphaned and sent to live with grandparents she’s never met in Scotland, she receives an encrypted journal from her dead mother that makes her and everyone around … Continue reading

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