What better day for a book trailer than a Saturday? And, what’s better for Halloween that a little fantasy? The Novice is the first is the Summoner series by Taran Matharu.
I know those girls because I’ve taught those girls. They’re the ones who are loud, indignant and if you listen to them, they’re quite often right in their message although wrong in their approach. Smart, too. They knew the school was letting them down and could tell when a teacher didn’t care. They fight with… Read More SHOUT THEIR STORIES
Nicola Yoon announced that her recently released novel, Everything, Everything (Delacorte Press, 2015) has been optioned by MGM. Mitali Perkins shared that a narrative feature film based on her middle grade novel Rickshaw Girl (Charlsebridge, 2008) is currently in production and planned for a 2017 release. With all the children’s books that have evolved into… Read More Around and About
In a recent blog post, I asked how we can move forward to attain greater diversity in children’s literature, both collectively and individually. Several responses were generated on FB, via email and as comments to the original post. They appear below. Each of these thoughtful responses provides avenues we all might consider as ways to personally… Read More Questions and Answers
Jonah Heller recently wrote the following in a FaceBook post. Because he doesn’t have a blog home and because this deserves a wider audience, I’m sharing it here now. Jonah holds an AFA from Young Harris College and a BFA in Dramatic Writing for Film and Television from Savannah College of Art and Design. He currently… Read More Jonah Heller Speaks Out