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12 Blogs of TLT: Terrible Trivium

If you haven’t noticed my intellectual crush on Anne Ursu by now, you haven’t been paying attention. Terrible Trivium is Anne Ursu’s Tumblr account and it is a resource for an amazing amount of thoughtful critique on issues that are close to my heart, including literature for children of all ages, book publishing, and many societal concerns. Anne’s writing here doesn’t just make me think, it makes me want to think more deeply. And oh, how I’d love to be able to express my thoughts as clearly and articulately as she does. And be as open and honest as she is.

Please read her thoughts on a book for children called Don’t Call me Fat, and tell me that it is not the most eloquent explanation ever of the damage we do to ourselves and our children as a culture by making people feel bad about their bodies. Read her response to the vast number of ill-informed popular articles about YA literature and how it is ruining us, and tell me you do not want to stand and cheer. My favorite part of that last post:

We do not fear childishness, and so we write for children. We write with intention. We write with awareness. We write with artistry. And sometimes we write about girls. And in this culture, as the essays above prove, writing about girls is a political act.

Anne Ursu, I am in love with your brain. Please accept this most humble blog post as a token of my love. ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Here’s a Recap of the 12 Blogs of 2014 To Date:

R. David Lankes

A Chair, A Fireplace & A Teacozy

Whatever

Two Bossy Dames

Fat Girl Reading

Mary Had a Little Book Blog

The Mary Sue

You can find the 12 Blogs from 2011, 2012 and 2013 Here

 

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