Welcome back to EBYR All Over, a Friday roundup of all the EBYR-related news, reviews, interviews, and other interesting online content we can gather in a given week.
News from EBYR & Elsewhere
Fur, Fins, and Feathers was featured on the Two Writing Teachers blog as a “mentor text.” The blog post noted that the book’s advanced punctuation and backmatter both provided opportunities for teaching budding writers.
- Karen Lynn Williams joined students in Greenwich, CT for a town-wide read of My Name Is Sangoel. This book and an earlier book by Williams, Four Feet, Two Sandals, are especially timely reads in the light of the current refugee crisis. Both books tell the story of children who have been forced to flee their own country and find a new home. (You can read some of Williams’s own thoughts on starting a conversation with children, using picture books, about the current crisis in this week’s “Coffee Break Confidential” post.)
- Michele Wood, illustrator of I Lay My Stitches Down, visited Grace College and Seminary to give a talk about her paintings for the book and to sign copies for students.
(Thanks to Abigail Barrett from the Grace College Department of Visual, Performing, and Media Arts for these great photos!)
The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch was reviewed on The Uncommon Corps. The review calls the book “an inspiring, well-written, and well-illustrated biography” that helps readers “not only ‘see’ what it looked like during the Civil War and the Reconstruction period, [but] get a look at the emotions people felt. “
- Don Tate, the illustrator of The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch, wrote a post for The Brown Bookshelf about “writing enslaved narratives.”
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