If you haven’t seen the reading list #Lemonade for Girls: In Formation over on Zetta Elliott’s blog, you might want to. She, Sarah Dahlen Park and myself collaborated to create this empowering resource. Our selections reflect some of the themes in Beyoncé’s visual album: self-love, African roots, spirituality, Louisiana, the history and culture(s) of the… Read More OH! My Book Con Post!
title: My Name is Not Friday author: Jon Walter date: Scholastic, 2016 main character: Samuel “Friday” YA Historical Fiction My Name is not Friday is British author Jon Walter’s sophomore novel. The beginning is slow moving and a bit disorienting. It feels odd in that we’re in one of the most racially charged eras in… Read More review: My Name is Not Friday
The #LargeFears Twitter chats began in December, 2012. The name #LargeFears pays homage to Large Fears by Kendrick Daye and Myles Johnson while also calling out the large fears many of us have about diversity. The chats are moderated by myself and Libertad and Guinevere Thomas and each month we invite a guest or two… Read More Reading While Brown
#LargeFears Twitter chats are the first Tuesday of each month. They’re called #LargeFears both in homage to Large Fears by Myles Johnson and Kendrick Daye and because we have so many large fears with regards to diversity. While some of us fear it will it never become a reality in children’s literature, others fear it… Read More ThursdayEveningReads
Oni Press has acquired world rights to the YA graphic novel IWant You by Madeleine Flores. The story follows a girl working in her brother’s cat cafe who has a secret magical ability that allows her to get whatever she wishes for whenever she says “I want.” Publication is slated for 2018. Candlewick Press will publish 2016 Hans… Read More Book Deals Made April, 2016