Leda Schubert * Writer of Picture Books

An Occasional Post

Harper's Index

July 4, 2013

Tags: Harper's Index, demonic possession, story ideas

Iíve been a fan of Harperís Index since it began, which was a long time ago though I have no idea when. Do you know it? Itís a regular feature in Harperísóa seemingly random list of statistical information. But itís far from random. The editors of the page cleverly arrange one-sentence long factoids; often the juxtaposition is absolutely startling. Or upsetting. Or ironic. Amusing. Usually political. There are no conclusions; thatís your assignment. Read between the lines, connect the dots from A to B. (more…)

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A nonfiction picture book illustrated by Robert Andrew Parker. Roaring Brook Press, 2006
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Illustrated by Bonnie Christensen and published by Neal Porter/Roaring Brook Press.
Illustrated by Andrea U'Ren and published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. March, 2010.
Illustrated by Mary Azarian, published by Houghton Mifflin 2005
Illustrated by William Benedict. Candlewick, 2000.
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