Is Octavian Nothing evidence of a new age in YA lit?

originally posted March 9, 2007
May 2021: reformatted; some links adjusted; some text adjusted and revised; update added

M. T. Anderson’s The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume One: The Pox Party, which won the 2006 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature (presented by the National Book Foundation) last  … continue reading

In memory of Art Buchwald . . .

originally posted January 22, 2007
links updated; no text revisions, May 2021

As an author, editor, educator, and personal historian, I couldn’t not mention the passing of Art Buchwald over the past weekend. I encourage you to venture to this page of NPR’s Web site and read about his life and how he faced his  … continue reading