The Best Young Adult Book Gift Ideas of 2022

Need to find a book for your teen, tween, or younger child? We’ve rounded up 12 of the best books for teenage readers this holiday season.This is Mary Sue, As with previous holiday book lists, though, our picks are aimed at younger versions of ourselves—expect lots of sci-fi, fantasy, and feminist values. The list starts … Read more

12 Children’s Book Gift Ideas for 2022

With fall in full swing and people shopping for gifts for the various winter holidays (religious and secular) soon, it’s the perfect time to share some of my recent favorite children’s books! As with last year’s list, I’m going to exclude celebrity books, choosing them for their ability to serve as literary stepping stones for … Read more

Children’s book illustrators Nina Sabnani and Durgabai Vyam are introducing a new generation to indigenous Indian arts and crafts

Children’s book illustrators Nina Sabnani and Durgabai Vyam highlight indigenous Indian arts and crafts, using everything from digna to embroidered sarees to create stories with global resonance Children’s book illustrators Nina Sabnani and Durgabai Vyam highlight indigenous Indian arts and crafts, using Dina Embroidered sarees create stories that resonate globally In August, an art fair … Read more

The Politics of Pinocchio – Atlantic

When asked about the two most important things about Pinocchio, most Americans would answer: first, that his nose gets bigger when he lies, and second, that he is a puppet who dreams of being a real boy. Speaking of which, Carlo Collodi is likely to shake his head. The 19th-century Italian author wrote the book, … Read more