Monthly Archive: October 2015

Tidbit Histories – Mr. Toad Takes the World by Storm

In May of 1904, Kenneth Grahame’s son Alastair had a disastrous fourth birthday ending in a flood of tears. In his attempt to comfort his son, Kenneth Grahame promised a bedtime story about any subject his son chose. Alastair, nicknamed Mouse, said he wanted a story about a rat, a mole and a giraffe. The …

Continue reading »

Tidbit Histories – African-American Children’s Literature: The Creative Explosion.

During the first half of the twentieth century there was a very small body of work by African-American authors and illustrators of African-American children’s books (see last week’s post, ). However by the early 60s, spurred on by the civil rights movement and Brown vs Board of Education, there was an explosion of African-American …

Continue reading »

%d bloggers like this: