Who am I?
My name is Karyn Huenemann, and I work in the English Department at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia. Children’s Literature and Early Canadian Literature are my specialties, but I also sometimes teach literature of the South Asian Diaspora, Post-human and Post-apocalyptic Literature, Literature of the Fin-de-Siècle, and good old Introduction to Fiction. I am also a reviewer for Bookbird: A Journal of International Children’s Literature and for Resource Links Magazine, which reviews new Canadian children’s literature, primarily for teachers and librarians.
I have at present a 51-page Word file with reviews of many of the children’s and YA titles that I have read. The list actually contains all the texts I remember reading, but not all of them are annotated. It occurred to me in this day and age of digital sharing, that a blog would be a better vehicle for sharing my opinion and experiences than a simple link to the html version of my file. So here it is. I will slowly post all of the reviews I have written, as well as adding to them as I finish new titles.