Hello! I’m Alia Jones. I’m currently working towards a career in children’s publishing and/or a career as a children’s librarian. I’m a Fulbright Alumna and a lifetime lover of books and culture. I attended Cornell University for Cultural Anthropology and double-minored in East Asian Studies and American Indian Studies.
While at Cornell, I interned at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) and worked on Indivisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas. In my senior year, I won a Fulbright Scholarship to South Korea, so I flew over right after graduation to become an English teacher! Four awesome years (and many amazing students) later, I came home and became a children’s bookseller. That’s when I fell in love with children’s literature. This blog celebrates my love for kid lit & I hope you’ll find some good books here.
I also review books for The Horn Book Magazine and I’m very active on Twitter. You can find me at http://twitter.com/readitrealgood and I blog with friends at thebookwenches.tumblr.com. All views/opinions expressed here and on my Twitter page are my own.
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