Posts Tagged: Ploughshares

Life Lessons from Children’s Literature

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The stories we read as children often stick with us for a lifetime, and so children’s literature can have a far greater impact on readers than books written for adults. Writing in Plougshares, Annie Cardi explains how children’s literature influences young people at a critical life stage:

As a young reader, you’re still forming your ideas and beliefs about the world and how you function within it.

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“My Parasite”

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Ploughshares reviews Gina Frangello’s short story “My Parasite” for their “Best Story I Read in a Lit Mag This Week” series.

“Perhaps what is most important is that Frangello’s characters are larger than the futuristic space they occupy, and I’m not sure that many narratives in such a setting can boast this.”

Thanks, Ploughshares!

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Magazine Review #1: Ploughshares

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In his introduction to the issue, guest editor Jim Shepard says, “I’ve been drawn to protagonists who are geniuses at knitting together self-indictment and self-exoneration in ways that are both unconscious and calculated. Protagonists who leave us to sort through what they’ve figured out, what they can’t figure out, and what they won’t try to figure out about themselves.”

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