Literary Mama writing about the many faces of motherhood
Libby Gruner

Libby Gruner teaches English and Women’s Studies at the University of Richmond in Richmond, VA, where she lives with her family. Her academic writing has appeared in SIGNS: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, Children’s Literature, and other journals. Her personal writing has been featured in Brain,Child: The Magazine for Thinking Mothers the Seal Press anthology Toddler: Real-Life Stories of those Fickle, Urgent, Irrational, Tiny People We Love, and Mama, PhD: Women Write About Motherhood and Academic Life.

Website: http://tortoiselessons.blogspot.com

Columns
Date Title Section
Jun 13, 2009 The Real Worlds of Children’s Fantasy Children's Lit Book Group
Apr 18, 2009 Art and Identity in Bud, Not Buddy and Becoming Naomi León Children's Lit Book Group
Feb 21, 2009 Coraline Children's Lit Book Group
Dec 28, 2008 Christmas in the Country Children's Lit Book Group
Nov 1, 2008 Running for Office Children's Lit Book Group
Sep 7, 2008 Time to Grow Up Children's Lit Book Group
Aug 10, 2008 Secrecy and Surveillance Children's Lit Book Group
Jun 15, 2008 Bunnies for Babies Children's Lit Book Group
May 18, 2008 The Arrival and The Invention of Hugo Cabret Children's Lit Book Group
Apr 20, 2008 Home-Away-Home Children's Lit Book Group
Mar 23, 2008 Vampire Love Children's Lit Book Group
Feb 23, 2008 And the Winner Is… Children's Lit Book Group
Jan 26, 2008 “Boy” Books and “Girl” Books Children's Lit Book Group
Dec 9, 2007 My Christmas Books Children's Lit Book Group
Oct 14, 2007 Should We Burn Babar? Political correctness and children’s literature Children's Lit Book Group
Aug 19, 2007 The Harry Potter Factor Children's Lit Book Group
Jun 17, 2007 Writer Dads Children's Lit Book Group
Apr 22, 2007 Outside Reading Children's Lit Book Group
Feb 25, 2007 Sad Stories and Why We Read Them Children's Lit Book Group
Dec 20, 2006 New Year’s Reading Resolution Children's Lit Book Group
Nov 5, 2006 Young Adult Fairy Tales Children's Lit Book Group
Sep 10, 2006 Good, Evil, and Harry Potter Children's Lit Book Group
Jul 8, 2006 Killing Nemo’s Mom: Independence and Overprotection in Children’s Entertainment Children's Lit Book Group
Jul 2, 2006 Kid Lit by the Rich and Famous Mama Sez
May 21, 2006 Satan’s Spawn: Or, Getting Along with Siblings in Books Children's Lit Book Group
Mar 2, 2006 The Reading-Aloud Years Children's Lit Book Group
Jan 11, 2006 Why Not Cinderella? Children's Lit Book Group
Oct 16, 2005 Time To Eat Children's Lit Book Group
Jul 19, 2005 Story Time Children's Lit Book Group
May 12, 2005 Marmee’s Anger Children's Lit Book Group
Mar 13, 2005 Wondering About Alice Children's Lit Book Group
Jan 2, 2005 Mother Love in Children’s Literature Children's Lit Book Group
Oct 24, 2004 Identifying with the Bad Guy Children's Lit Book Group
Aug 30, 2004 Looking for Enjoli Children's Lit Book Group
Jul 3, 2004 Independence Day Children's Lit Book Group
May 8, 2004 On Not Learning to Clean Children's Lit Book Group
Mar 15, 2004 Independence Day Children's Lit Book Group
Jan 24, 2004 Help Me Hell Children's Lit Book Group
Nov 14, 2003 Midlife Mama Children's Lit Book Group
Blog Entries
Date Title Section
Jan 15, 2014 Celebrating Ten Years of Literary Mama: Libby Gruner Blog