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

The inspiration behind My Name is Magic, a guest post by Xan van Rooyen 

Music is life. Other people need oxygen—I need music. So… more than a decade ago, I watched a random indie movie called Teenage Dirtbag. While I loved the movie, Iadored the soundtrack. One song in particular hit me really hard. It’s called You’re not Gonna Save Me by Geno Lenardo (sadly, it’s not on Spotify … Read more

The Quote is the Thing! How the Words of Change series was inspired by quotes from some of the most inspirational speakers of our time, a guest post by the Words of Change editor

“The things that make us different, those are our superpowers—every day when you walk out the door and put on your imaginary cape and go out there and conquer the world because the world would not be as beautiful as it is if we weren’ t in it.”—LENA WAIHE *(c) 2021 by Coco Romack All … Read more

Biracial Readers and Choosing a Side, a guest post by Michael Mann

Choosing sides I think biracial children, as readers, often have to choose a side. When I was younger, the choice was limited – I had Indian mythology for my dad’s side, and everything else for my English side. Now the choice has improved hugely. From Nizrana Farook to Roshani Chokshi, I feel envious of the … Read more

The Strong Female Character, a guest post by author Lauren Magaziner

When I was a kid, I was told—on more than one occasion—that I was a little “too much.” What that meant changed in the eye of the beholder. An acquaintance once told me I was too enthusiastic about things—that I needed to be more chill. A friend said I was always trying too hard to … Read more