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 have also taught 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 Resource Links Magazine (which reviews new Canadian children’s literature, primarily for teachers and librarians) and sometimes for Bookbird: A Journal of International Children’s Literature.
I have at present a 78-page Word file with titles and reviews of many of the children’s and YA works that I have read. The list actually contains all the texts I remember reading (barring most picture books), 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, or customized lists for anyone who asks, which became time-consuming. 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.
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