Browsing All Posts published on »June, 2016«

10 Years Ago

June 28, 2016


I’m a few days late, but I have to mention that this blog began here, on this site on 3 June 2006. Ten years ago! My first post is so silly, but things have progressed from there. Thanks for being part of this blog’s community.  

Paula Yoo’s Book Drive for the Orlando Youth Alliance

June 17, 2016


Books change lives. If you’ve connected with me in this space, you know that and you are a changemaker. So is the amazing Paula Yoo who’s letting love be a verb. She’s put together a kidlit book drive for the Orlando Youth Alliance that allows us who believe in the power of books to DO […]

Will You Be At ALA Orlando?

June 14, 2016


If you’re coming to ALA, I hope you have this panel on your schedule. Campaigns to increase diversity in children’s publishing have gained support, but debates continue to emerge over the “how” of this diversity—especially when it comes to fraught topics like slavery, racism, gender identity and sexual orientation. How does responsible engagement with these […]


June 5, 2016


I’ve been doing my best not to let my summer overwhelmed me. I hit a couple of stressful patches last semester and I don’t like the person I become when I’m stressed. This semester, I’m trying to be more organized, getting as much done ahead of time as possible and staying aware of dates and […]

Rights Report: April and May

June 3, 2016


I try to update Rights Reports monthly to give a peek into upcoming POC and Native American kidlit publications. APRIL 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 […]

June Releases

June 2, 2016


Unplugged by Donna Freitas; HarperTeen. Ages 13 and up. Humanity is split into a dying physical world for the poor and an extravagant virtual world for the wealthy. Years ago, Skylar Cruz crossed over to the App World for a chance at a better life, and her family stayed behind in the Real World. Now Skye […]