A is for Aging guest post on Cynsations

Fall 2013 011                                                                                                                                      To those of you who are regular readers of my A is for Aging posts, I’m probably “preaching to the choir” most of the time, but you probably realize that most people give little thought to how older characters are portrayed in books for children.

Recently I was given the opportunity to write a guest post for “Cynsations,” the well known blog of New York Times best selling author Cynthia Leitich Smith, a hub of inspiration, information and conversation around books and writing for young people. Exciting? Absolutely. Nerve wracking? you bet!

How to share useful information and not sound preachy? The last thing I want is a reaction such as… “great, now the PC police are monitoring how we portray old people too!” And there was no one to turn to for help…

My able assistant asleep on the job

My able assistant asleep on the job

So, take a peek–read my guest post on Cynsations here.

Then come back and share your thoughts. What would you add?

It’s a busy season, but if you feel like reading more, check out an older post–

7 Positive Things We Can All Learn About Growing Older–from Picture Books.”

Best of luck with all the 101 things to do on YOUR list! And many thanks to Cynthia Leitich Smith.


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