Bookish Jelly Bean

is creating left-leaning reviews of classic children's literature

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About Bookish Jelly Bean

The Bookish Jelly Bean started, like most things, as an idea. What if, I thought to myself, I started reviewing every book in the 1001 Children's Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up list according to a bunch of left-leaning criteria? I'm fairly socially conscious. I have a Masters degree in Children's Literature, so I'm even kind of qualified to do this sort of analysis. And, when I polled my crowd, it seemed like there was a real audience for something like this. 

Other left-leaning parents I knew said they'd love a resource like this, somewhere they could go to see how the "great classics" of kiddielit measured up to liberal ideologies. 

I love doing this. I love kids' books (obviously, since I spent a significant portion of my life studying them), and it's great fun to track down these books and hold them up to liberal yardsticks and see how they fare. The blog is, and shall remain, totally free. Every post will go up publicly and free for anyone to read. I really hope that over time it becomes a valuable resource. 

I post very sporadically (I have so many things going on), so it's very unlikely to be more than a couple a month. 

The money will go firstly to tracking down the books that I can't get through the library - some are pretty obscure and not easy or cheap to find. Anything extra will go to supporting your humble reviewer. :) 

Patrons will get the chance to request reviews of books that are not on the list, a bit later in the process. I want to get my rhythm going before I open up that option, but I think there is much benefit to also look at other books - books not in the "Must Read" canon. 

Thanks for reading, and for supporting if you can and choose to. And even if you can't, please keep reading and engaging. Because this works a lot better as the start of a discussion. :) 



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$2.70 of $18 per Posts
will let me buy the .com domain, and look so much more grown up and snazzy.
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