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Around the Web: RIP Eric Carle and Lois Ehlert, Teaching with Comics, and the Lamda Awards

Hello again, and welcome to Around the Web. This week’s we’re paying respects to two titans of children’s literature, looking at comics as an education tool, celebrating the Lamda Literary Awards, and a discussion of irony.

RIP Eric Carle and Lois Ehlert

Last week the world lost two exceptional children’s authors. Eric Carle, best known for The Very Hungry Caterpillar, passed away on May 23, and author/illustrator Lois Ehlert, who created the art in John Archambault’s Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, passed away on May 25. Both authors contributed greatly to the realm of children’s literature. National Review has more details.

Using Comics to Teach

eSchool News recently shared a look at how a social studies teacher uses comics to teach his students about social justice. Check out the story if you’re looking for more ways to bring literature into the classroom.

The 2021 Lamda Literary Awards

June is Pride Month, so it’s fitting to share that the 2021 Lamda Literary Awards have been announced. The Lammys celebrate LGBTQ books across a bunch of genres. Check out the list of winners and be prepared to add to your shopping carts or TBR lists.

Sentimental, Gothic, and Ironic Writing

If you’re up for a longer read, check out BookForum’s latest issue, which includes this examination of how we write and the place of sentimental, gothic, and ironic perspectives.


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