Category: Diversity

A not-to-be-missed Conversation with Poet & Children’s Author Brynne Barnes –on BLACK GIRL RISING, trust, the music of language, and the voices that stay with us.

I am so honored and thrilled to have poet and author (+ professor, song writer, and inspirational speaker) Brynne Barnes join us on the blog today. If you have yet to discover and savor her newest release, BLACK GIRL RISING, do yourself a favor: STOP EVERYTHING RIGHT NOW AND READ THIS BOOK. We’ll wait. (Books… Read more »

5 Qs for author Sandra Nickel + #Back-To-School Friendships = Happy Book Birthday BIG BEAR AND LITTLE FISH!

I’m so excited to celebrate Sandra Nickel’s adorable NEW picture book, BIG BEAR AND LITTLE FISH, illustrated by Il Sung Na, which launches Sept. 6th with Carolrhoda. Here’s the link for the BIG BEAR LITTLE FISH premiere, which will be live at 7 am EST / August 30th. In my opinion–BIG BEAR AND LITTLE FISH… Read more »

Happy Book Birthday to A GRANDMA’S MAGIC + 6 Qs for author Charlotte Offsay + 3 Book Pairings!

Charlotte Offsay‘s new picture book, A Grandma’s Magic, illustrated by Asa Gilland (Doubleday Books for Young Readers), released April 5, 2022–and we’re keeping the celebration going! “A Grandma’s Magic is a picture book celebration of grandmothers and all the ways in which they are magical. It is for kids who ache at the end of a… Read more »

9 Qs with Helen Wu 吴卉婷 + a #giveaway = Happy Book Birthday to TOFU TAKES TIME!

Happy (almost) Book Birthday to TOFU TAKES TIME by Helen Wu 吴卉婷, Illus. by Julie Jarema, Beaming Books, which releases April 19th! Preorder now, or request it at your library and get some COOL gifts! “Tofu Takes Time is lovely in its simplicity and magical in its proportions. This is a story of a granddaughter and… Read more »

8 Qs with Jeanne Walker Harvey about her new #NF #PB ABLAZE WITH COLOR: A Story of Painter Alma Thomas = Happy Book Birthday!

2.22.22 feels like a lucky day, doesn’t it? And we have the excellent good fortune of celebrating #BlackHistoryMonth with the Book Birthday of ABLAZE WITH COLOR: A Story of Painter Alma Thomas by Jeanne Walker Harvey, Illus. Loveis Wise, Harper Collins. Check out these STARRED reviews “This charming biography’s title describes not only Alma Thomas’… Read more »