Category: Diversity

Ernesto Cisneros’ MG Debut Efrén Divided is a Must-Read

I’m so thrilled to interview author, Ernesto Cisneros, about his debut must-read, Efrén Divided. (Harper Collins) This own-voices novel will be released in six months (March 31, 2020) and the reviews are already buzzing: Let’s see what Ernesto has to say… Q1 Which of these quotes from Efrén Divided best describes your writing process? “I… Read more »

Watch out world. #Kidlit author Lori Degman Writes LIKE A GIRL!

Yes, you read that right: #kidlit author and rhymer Lori Degman writes LIKE A GIRL. (Literally and figuratively.) In fact, she has TWO new picture books. “A chipper, colorful celebration of the limitless possibilities for what, where, and when one can read.” —Publishers Weekly “As an introduction to women’s power and possibilities, this choice rises… Read more »

Meet #kidlit author Huda Essa

Today it’s my pleasure to interview Huda Essa, author of the upcoming picture book COMMON THREADS: ADAM’S DAY AT THE MARKET (Sleeping Bear / August 2019 / Illustrated by Mercè Tous.), and founder of Culture Links LLC. Both her books and her work revolve around encouraging others to celebrate our similarities instead of dwelling on… Read more »

3 NEW Picture Book Pairings

These picture book pairings are for busy PreK-2 Teachers and Librarians: I’m sure you’ll agree that pairing picture books on a similar topic is a fabulous way to introduce new genres to students. With the school year winding down, and your summer book lists growing, here are three pairings of new and upcoming picture books… Read more »

Kindergarten #tbt Show and Tell –part 14 #windowsandmirrors

It’s kindergarten #tbt Show and Tell again, and we’re celebrating Back-to-School with important books that are windows and mirrors in our world. Meet this week’s kinder, who grew up to be #kidlit author and educator Gayle E. Pitman. By day, Gayle teaches Psychology and Women/Gender Studies at Sacramento City College. By night, she writes awesome–and much needed–children’s… Read more »