The National Children's Book and Literacy Alliance
Directs Media to Knowledgeable Children's Literacy and Literature Sources
One of the NCBLA's goals is to help members of the media reach knowledgeable sources in children's literature and literacy. An example of that "media matchmaking" appears in The Boston Globe this morning.
Enjoy "There's Something About Alice" by Don Aucoin, a great feature piece in The Boston Globe's "g" arts section, which addresses the enduring fascination the world has for all things Alice!
In anticipation of Tim Burtons' new movie version of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland that debuts next weekend, we urge parents and teachers to introduce young people to the book, sharing it, reading it aloud, and talking about it, before taking your kids and young teens to see it. Why? Because once they see the screen image it will be implanted in their heads; they will see Tim Burton's imagination at work, instead of putting their own imaginations to work creating their own visions of Alice and her Wonderland.
Alice in Wonderland is available for free at any public or school library and you can find it on the Internet for free at: http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/11
Read Don Aucoin feature article "There's Something About Alice," at: http://www.boston.com/ae/books/articles/2010/02/27/the_curious_evolution_of_alices_adventures/