I am very excited and proud to share with everyone the lovely essay written by our Featured Academic this month: Michelle Ong, PhD Cand. entitled:
It is indeed a perfect piece for our bimonthly theme on Circus, Carnivale, and Parnormal Twists.
The essay can be found in Behind the Books where we feature our interviews with storytellers, illustrators, and the musings of academics, educators, poets, artists about books, life, love, literature, and so much more.
Michelle G. Ong is currently doing her Ph.D at the University of Auckland. She has been teaching at the University of the Philippines for over 10 years, and has worked together with many organizations within and outside of the Philippines for children. Mitch is mother to Rio, who, to her delight, loves books. One of the first books Rio was ever read is Olivia Saves the Circus, by Ian Falconer, and it remains a favorite to this day. Someday, she’d like to open a library for children.