A Celebration of Music in Children's Literature

The new issue of PaperTigers, focusing on “Music in Children’s Literature,” is now live!

Music is central to the human experience and has been bound up with poetry and storytelling since time immemorial. We have brought together an international array of writers and artists whose lives and work have been touched by music; and whose work, in turn, reaches out across geographical boundaries to touch their audience.

As the final words of the opera Naomi’s Road say, “We’ll always carry with us these three things. Gift of music. Gift of words. Gift of love.”

We hope that you’ll find inspiration for all three of these gifts among our website’s new features, which include interviews with Joy Kogawa and Matt Ottley; gallery features of Lulu Delacre and Satoshi Kitamura’s work; essays by Jorge Luj├ín and Michelle Lord, and more. Through September, we’ll continue to explore, here on the blog, the ways in which music features in children’s and young adult literature, so read the new features and let us know what you think by leaving a comment on this or any of our upcoming music-related posts!

2 Responses to “A Celebration of Music in Children's Literature”

  1. Anna GC Says:

    A good non-Pacifi Asian children’s book on music is Sidikiba’s Kora Lesson by Ryan Skinner, about a 10-year old boy who is learning to play the kora. And it comes with a CD!

  2. Marjorie Says:

    Thank you, Anna for telling us about this – I will definitely seek it out!