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Nina Demurova Wins Russia’s Highest Children’s Literature Prize

This just in from one of our mimsiest minions: “Famed Russian translator of Wonderland and Looking Glass, Nina Mikhailovna Demurova, has been awarded Russia’s highest prize in children’s literature, the 2013 Korney Chukovskii Award, given for “outstanding creative achievements.” As the “Moscow Evening” newspaper reports, “‘No one has done more for our literature, than Demurova’, said Grigorii Kruzhkov,… [read full post]

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New Book Seeks Non-Stereotypical Jewish Characters in Children’s Literature

One of our mimsy minions has shared this link from the Jewish Daily Forward.  It is a review of a new book by Madelyn Travis entitled Jews and Jewishness in British Children’s Literature.  The reviewer notes that while Lewis Carroll comes off well in the book, other well-known authors do not.  To read the review, click me.

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Why Children’s Books Matter at NY Public Library

The New York Public Library has a new exhibit entitled The ABC of it: Why Children’s Books Matter that explores both the importance and potency of children’s literature.  The exhibit draws from books over time and around the world, combining both well-known classics with lesser-known gems.  Lewis Carroll’s famous “Beggar Girl” photograph of Alice Liddell is… [read full post]

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