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Philip Nel
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I write books about children's books & comics.
I write books about children's books & comics.

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MLA 2018 Call for Papers: "Calling Dumbledore's Army: Activist Children's Literature." Send 1-page abstract and 2-page CV by March 15, 2017 to Philip Nel <philnel@ksu.edu>

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"I’m more than willing to put up with Kansas’ ongoing efforts to kill higher education. But when Kansas also wants to kill me and my colleagues and my students, then I want out."

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A report from today's hearing, opposing campus carry in Kansas universities and KU medical center. Photos by Regan Tokos. Video (featuring all testimony) by Loud Light. I've also reprinted my testimony and would be glad to include others' — just let me know.

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Me, singing "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch." (Or: when inspiration meets incompetence.) Enjoy! Possibly.

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Was the Cat in the Hat Black?: The Hidden Racism of Children's Literature, and the Need for Diverse Books. Forthcoming from +Oxford University Press in July 2017.

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I'm often asked to recommend good children's books. And so, it's time for the latest installment of Emily's Library! Enjoy! (Links to previous installments at end of post.)

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Results of our local (Manhattan, Kansas) Mock Caldecott!

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If you have ever asked “Why didn’t people protest and stop Hitler’s rise to power?” you now have an opportunity to answer that question for yourself. What will you do now? President-Elect Trump ran an openly bigoted campaign, calling Mexicans criminals, alleging that Muslims are terrorists, arguing for racist profiling, and bragging about committing sexual assault. Now, after the election, hate crimes are on the rise, and he is assembling an administration to enact his plans. What will you do?

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The 2016 U.S. Election in Picture Books; or, What Will We Tell the Children? 

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Happy 110th birthday, Crockett Johnson! In celebration, here's "How to Read Harold" (a brief extract from my work-in-progress). Enjoy! http://www.philnel.com/2016/10/20/how-to-read-harold/
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