I am stupendously pleased today to direct you to Amy Stern’s latest post at the YA Subscription, “The Disreputable Analysis of Frankie Landau-Banks.”
Back in January, some friends and I spent two happy hours analyzing E. Lockhart’s The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks. We filmed it. Amy has now uploaded 15 clips from our conversation, and done an awesome job introducing each clip in her blog post. Amy, you rock.
Go watch, go listen. Join the conversation. All the participants in the conversation studied at the Center for the Study of Children’s Literature at Simmons College; if you’re wondering what kinds of conversations can happen there, this is a good example.
The participants are:
- children’s lit professor Deborah Kaplan;
- children’s lit critic Rebecca Rabinowitz;
- assistant agent at the Sheldon Fogelman Agency Amy Stern;
- and YA writer Kristin Cashore. (*waves*)
As a visual aid, here is my color-coded copy of Frankie. You know I got a LOT out of a book when it looks like this when I’m done: