Saturday, January 05, 2008


Rosepixie said...

"Even now, the default, I believe, is a family living in home it owns; oh, sometimes it's "the city" and apartments, but how often is it apartments in the suburbs? Or a renter?"

I totally agree with you, except that in my experience with children's books the likelihood that the family is in an apartment and/or renting goes up by a lot if the family isn't white. Which is really sad.

That was an interesting blog exercise, but it was definitely not nuanced enough.

Katie said...

Liz - I'm interested in how you transitioned from being a lawyer to a librarian. I'm considering the same change and would love it if you could point me to some posts or blogs that helped you with the decision. Also, I love your blog, thanks for writing it. I've picked up a lot of great book suggestions from you.

TadMack said...

This is still making my head sort of swimmy; I think 'privilege' is definitely something that is a matter of opinion.

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