As a teen I studied ballet, but it was already too late for me to be a professional dancer. (I was no Misty Copeland.) I loved going to the ballet, but there were no black or brown ballerinas on stage at New York City Ballet or American Ballet Theater. If there were, maybe I might [ Read the full article… ]
Very recently, a nephew came to live with me. He’s quiet, stays in his room, and basically comes downstairs to eat and hang out in the backyard. Most of the time, his earbuds are in, and therefore I believed he didn’t want to have a face-to-face conversation. One day, he was sitting at the counter [ Read the full article… ]
Happy Labor Day! As today is the day our nation has set aside for celebrating the myriad social and economic contributions of our American labor force (which all too often tends to go unlauded the rest of the year), it is more than fitting that we’ve chosen today to open up nominations for 28 Days Later-2015! 28 Days [ Read the full article… ]
We’re almost at the half-way point, and so far, we’ve received some great suggestions. Please keep on sending in books and authors – the more we get the better. Also, be sure to check out our spotlight in both Publisher’s Weekly Children’s Bookshelf, School Library Journal, and Galleycat.
In order for us to present the best voices of color in children’s literature we need you, the readers, librarians, parents of young readers, teachers and booksellers to tell us – who are the voices who have gotten lost in the shuffle, what works of veteran children’s authors of color have gone unnoticed, and what [ Read the full article… ]