Hello and welcome to Day 2 of BEA Pout-A-Thon, sponsored by the lovely Laurie Halse Anderson. I’m your host for today’s panel – Who’s Who Among Brown Authors.
This panel is 100% virtual. And although I’m known to talk to myself, I’d like it very much if you guys didn’t leave me hanging today. My self-esteem needs a boost.
In the comments, please list the brown authors writing kiddie lit that haven’t been mentioned on our site before.
These are authors who should be at BEA (hey, maybe some of them are!) signing, schmoozing and letting booksellers, librarians and readers know about their great work.
Remember, this is a diversity panel brown encompasses many, many racial and ethnic make ups.
I’ll kick it off with…
Neesha Meminger, author of YA novel, Shine, Coconut Moon.
* Shine, Coconut Moon has been nominated a Best Books for YA pick by the American Library Association’s Young Adult Library Services division.
* Neesha’s very active on the issue of diversifying publishing and the stories told to young readers.
* She lacks a life like me, so we kicked it quite frequently during YAIdol chats on Twitter.
Your turn. In the comments, share the brown authors you’re aware of and what they’re writing.