About

I love politics and I love children’s lit and YA lit. Judging by the current level of political discourse in this country, I’m afraid many, many children are not being taught the fundamentals of our political system or of any other political system. I’d like to try to encourage adults to help children and young adults understand politics. And I’d like to encourage kids and young adults to read about politics. Political stories can be every bit as compelling as fantasy. And as you read you get to learn something about how politics works!

Several authors have asked me to review their books. I will consider reviewing traditionally published books. Please contact me using the contact form. If I do review your book, I can’t promise a positive review. Any books must be related to politics in some way.

With the exception of content created by others (such as artwork, music), all content in this blog is copyright © 2012-2013 by Elizabeth Parrott.  All rights reserved.

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6 thoughts on “About

  1. Two recommendations if you don’t mind. “Esperanze Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan. It’s a young girl’s perspective of Depression era America as the daughter of Mexican farm workers. Another good book is “Journey to Topaz” by Yoshiko Uchida. It’s about a young girl and her family’s internment in a Japanese relocation camp after Pearl Harbor. Just suggestions, if you’re interested. I love the premise of your blog. This type of literature is sorely needed in our schools’ curriculums.

    • Thanks so much for these recommendations, Jeff, and for your kind words about my blog. I have Esperanza Rising on my Goodreads list, but I haven’t heard of Journey to Topaz. It sounds great, thanks! Do you know A Diamond in the Desert by Kathryn Fitzmaurice? It’s also about a Japanese internment camp, this one in the Arizona desert.

      • I haven’t heard of “A Diamond in the Desert”. I’ll have to check it out! There’s so much good children’s literature out there if we’re willing to dig a little. Thanks for making the discovery process easier for the rest of us!

  2. You are doing a great service to our country and children. I agree that education no longer teaches the three R’s, rather what is predetermined by the political correctness that is programmed into what children are allowed to learn.

    Through books, imagination is stirred, learning begins and hopefully contentment follows.

    God bless – enjoyed reading your posts.

  3. Hi Liz,
    I looked at your Kidlitosphere site, and I like the way it looks and functions. I just wrote a post a little while ago on my blog about using an outside website as our blog home, since it will be easier than doing in WordPress (which I tried). So I want to use the same service (Squarespace) your group uses. Is it free? I need one that’s free. If it’s not, do you know of any that are? Also, does Kidlit use the blog template?

    Thanks!

  4. UPDATE FOR GROUP
    We’re going to start using Google Hangouts now for in-group communications. Google Hangouts is good because we can either instant message or video chat with each other. We’ll just do it when we need to talk as a group.

    I previously said that we’d use WordPress to do this, but I realized that when anyone posts anything marked “private,” only I can see it. That’s no good!

    I’ll post more info tomorrow as to how to set up an account. It’s very easy- if you already have a Google+ or Gmail account, you can sign in using your info from those accounts.

    How does everyone feel about a site for group communication? Do you think it’s needed? I like the idea, but I don’t want to push it on everyone if we don’t think we need it.

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