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.
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… Read More Paula Yoo’s Book Drive for the Orlando Youth Alliance
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… Read More Will You Be At ALA Orlando?
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… Read More SundayMorningReads
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… Read More Rights Report: April and May