Here for the All Of A Kind Family reminiscing, I read them continuously as a child like a playlist on repeat. They fall in MY favorite category of children's books (very closely related to yours), which is "Gentle stories about growing up in different times, and also about penny candy"
Toastie brain trust-- help please! I'm looking for an article(s) to help explain something to a dude in my life. The situation is the all-too-familiar "gently call out something they said as sexist/mansplaining, be told that it JUST COMES FROM A PLACE OF CARE and I am being CRAZY and PETTY, immediately de-escalate the conversation because managing his fragile male ego wasn't even worth bringing it up to start with."
I am SURE that I have read multiple essays here on the toast, as well as linked in the link roundup, that discuss this specific phenomenon? Maybe through the lens of tone policing and/or the calculations that we have to make when engaging with microaggressions? I am *not* thinking of Jess' amazing and already much-emailed-by-me-to-men "Emotional Labor" piece. Help?!?
The heart-eyed emoji was INVENTED for discussions of Michelle Obama 😍 😍 😍
This 100% applies and holds true for Prince Jonathan from the Tamora Pierce Lioness Quartet.
I <3 CYG and evangelize it to everyone I know. Go listen to it, Toasties! If you're looking for a place to start, the recent episode "Twitter Ninja" is basically PEAK Call Your Girlfriend.
Wow, that's amazing. And in the Washington Post! I *love* that the line between "real" news (ugh) and critical/creative/humorous takes on current events (yay!) is getting blurrier all the time.
Your book sounds SO COOL! Please let us know when it's released!