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Crushes Now and Then

Heartthrob or heartache?  Sudden attraction or slow connection?  With Valentine’s Day approaching, and its card exchanges popular even in some pre-schools, the recent publication of Svetlana Chmakova’s Crush (2018) was aptly timed.  This continuation of the author/illustrator’s award-winning Berrybrook Middle … Continue reading

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Teachable Moments

Now that it is summer vacation time in North America, more of our young people’s teachable moments will take place outside of school.  Graphic works can play a part in the lessons they learn—especially in areas often given shorter shrift … Continue reading

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Being Different: Artists and Other Outsiders

I am celebrating! Last month, the state of Minnesota legalized same-sex marriage, removing one layer of hurtful, official “difference” from our local landscape. As emotional and social landscapes continue to shift, too, we may see some changes in how graphic … Continue reading

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