how to write about food poverty in children’s literature, a guest post by Daisy May Johnson

Hi! My name is Daisy May Johnson and I’m the author of How To Be Brave and How To Be True. My books are about a group of girls who attend a boarding school called The School Of The Good Sisters and the adventures that they all get up to. The first thing you need … Read more

Four Questions for Frederick Luis Aldama Regarding His Bilingual Children’s Book, “Con Papá / With Papá”

AUGUST 29, 2022 FREDERICK LUIS ALDAMA (aka Professor LatinX) is the Jacob and Frances Sanger Mossiker Chair in the Humanities at the University of Texas, Austin, where he is the founder and director of the Latinx Pop Lab. Aldama is also one of the hardest-working people in literature today. He is an award-winning author of … Read more

In Search of Autistic Representation in Children’s Literature

Try this when you’ve got a spare ten minutes: open up your library’s catalog and search for “autism.” Imagine that you are autistic (if you aren’t), and you’re looking for books about people like you. What kind of books do you see? How easy is it for you to find positive autistic representation in your … Read more

Indigenous Voices: Authentic Children’s Literature in the Classroom and Library

Early in 2021, I began conversations with people at the California Indian Culture and Sovereignty Center (CICSC), the San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE), and California Indian Education for All, about providing a virtual event that featured Native writers. It would be available to the public, at no charge. I was—to put it mildly—thrilled! … Read more