Tuesday, November 30, 2010


YESTERDAY I FINISHED an exhaustive series on Langston Hughes's children's books, and with its close I want to take this opportunity to solicit feedback. Did the series run too long? Did you find yourself saying, "Oh, great, another Langston Hughes post. Boring," or was it more of a "Wow, this is fascinating."? I tried to mix things up by looking at artists and other related authors at the same time. Did that work? In short, for other authors with this many books, would you prefer that I spread them out here and there or should I do another long series? (Don't worry, my next few authors won't have nearly as many books. I'm going to try to get back to the big reveals, the "He wrote a children's book!" moments, which is a lot of the fun.)

Any other comments in general would be great too. I know I have a lot of new readers thanks to Today's Inspiration's generous post last week. Take a moment to introduce yourselves, let me know what you want to see (more of, less of, none of). Old reader's too. Feel free to suggest titles. In short, hit that post a comment button down there or shoot me an email. I want to know what you think.


  1. This was a great series Ariel. I now have three new illustrators to add to my list, (Cliff Roberts, Ursula Koering and Robin King). Langston Hughes was a forward thinker (for lack of a better word), and his contributions to children's literature are note worthy.

  2. I just discovered you via VintageBooksMyKidLoves. I'm pretty wild about Hughes' poetry, so these posts were quite informative for me. But I was most interested in your Graham Greene posts. Who knew? What lovely books!