Sara Polsky interviews Merrie Haskell about HANDBOOK FOR DRAGON SLAYERS

Earlier this year, Merrie Haskell‘s MG fantasy novel Handbook for Dragon Slayers, which is about a princess with a clubfoot, won the Schneider Family Book Award for its representation of disability. For our one-year anniversary, we invited Merrie Haskell and previous Disability in Kidlit contributor Sara Polsky to the blog to discuss the book. To make things […]

Discussion #7: Warning Flags and Turn-Offs

For our first anniversary, we’re bringing back the discussion post format! In these posts, we ask our contributors for their thoughts on various topics. We’ll post one every Friday this month. Today, we asked: What kinds of words, phrases, or situations used in book or character descriptions send up warning flags for you? We’re thinking of […]

Discussion #5: Is ANY representation better than NO representation?

For our first anniversary, we’re bringing back the discussion post format! In these posts, we ask our contributors for their thoughts on various topics. We’ll post one every Friday this month. Today, we asked: IS any representation better than no representation? That argument frequently comes up in response to criticism, but is it valid? Here were […]