First Opinions, Second Reactions (FOSR) fills a void by publishing book reviews that meet the needs of K-12 teachers of Language Arts, parents and children, and public and school librarians. FOSR invites submissions, but also commissions particular scholars and writers to prepare articles for each issue.
Advisory Board: FOSR has an advisory board of individuals who have been selected for their international and multicultural perspectives on the subject. In addition, these board members have held positions on awards committees, have consulted with governments on the subject of children’s reading habits, have received Fulbright awards to travel and study in the United States or overseas, have presented at international conferences for teachers and librarians, and have written various form of literature for children. Members of the advisory board review each issue prior to publication.
First Opinions, Second Reactions is posted three times each year.
Current Issue: Volume 9, Issue 1 (2016)
New and Transformed Places: Representations of Home in Books for Children and Adolescents
First Opinion: Negotiating Risk and Reward in Davis’s Spare Parts
Myra Infante Sheridan
Second Reaction: Second Reactions and Second Readings
J. Ryan Moore
First Opinion: Dimensions of Foreignness in I’m New Here by Anne Sibley O’Brien
Sylviane Ngandu-Kalenga Greensword
Second Reaction: A History of Building Community: Empathy, Service, and Jane Addams’s Legacy
Candence Malhiet Robillard