Author Archives: Lizzie Ross

About Lizzie Ross

in no particular order: author, teacher, cyclist, world traveler, single parent. oh, and i read. a lot.

Which week Witch Week?

NEXT WEEK! Chris at Calmgrove and I will be hosting WITCH WEEK this year, and it all starts on 30 October, just in time for Halloween and then ending right after Guy Fawkes Day (aka Bonfire Night). Want to know more … Continue reading

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Something witchy this way comes

Originally posted on Calmgrove:
Ursula Le Guin’s Earthsea series is like Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, one of those secondary worlds that I’ve found I’ve needed to revisit every so often. I’m not the only one, I know, that — however…

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Ramping up for Witch Week

The days are getting cooler and shorter, the nights are getting nippier and longer. And you know what this means…. WITCH WEEK is only a month away. Calmgrove and I will be co-hosting the event (30 October to 06 November), with … Continue reading

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Banned Books Week, Day 7

This is the final day of Banned Books Week 2018, and I’m about to turn this thing over to you. What are you willing to do to support banned and challenged artists? One obvious move, of course, is to pick … Continue reading

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Banned Books Week, Day 6

I think everyone agrees with the message of this year’s theme for Banned Books Week: a banned book is a story silenced. But are there other ways stories are silenced, ways we as consumers (of written text, art, music, film, … Continue reading

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Banned Books Week, Day 5

The NCTE blog for 12 September 2018 provides this list of authors whose books have been challenged as part of AP high school curriculums: These authors have written books everyone should read, books that address such topics as sexuality, politics, racism, … Continue reading

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Banned Books Week, Day 4

So, how many challenges are there each year? As with almost anything else anyone wants to count, answering this question requires reliable evidence, and reports of challenges are spotty at best. The ALA offer this infographic, based on data collected … Continue reading

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