Category Archives: Children’s literature

Hurricane Child – Middle Grade Book Recommendation

Title: Hurricane Child Author: Kheryn Callender Publisher: Scholastic Press, 2018 Ages: 10-13 Themes: black, lgbtqia+, Caribbean, internalized homophobia, depression, micro-agressions, racism, disappearing parent, self-esteem, cultural identity, spirits, coming-of-age Genre: Contemporary Opening: My ma’s voice is rough and low. When she speaks to strangers on the … Continue reading

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Ziyue Chen – Illustrator Interview

My online author-illustrator friend, Dow Phumiruk has just released a new picture book, Mela and the Elephant, which I love and am reviewing on Friday.  Ziyue Chen’s art beautifully enhances Dow’s text, and in my goal to interview as diverse … Continue reading

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Illustrator Interviews – #Kidlitwomen AM Studios: Women Supporting Each Other

It’s Women’s History Month and the children’s literature community is celebrating with 31 days of essays seeking to address gender and social inequalities in our industry. Join the conversation at KidlitWomen on Facebook and by searching #KidlitWomen on Twitter. Today … Continue reading

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