January 29, 2018
Whenever we talk about people writing about characters outside their own experience, there’s an argument that pops up that I’d really like to see the back of. It goes like this:
“I write outside my experience all the time. I mean, that’s the job. I write about fairies a...
January 23, 2018
Welcome to Cover Collection, my (mostly) weekly blog series in which I take a closer look at my favorite book covers and talk about what makes them work.
This week and for the next few weeks, in honor of the upcoming Newbery and Caldecott announcements, I want to talk a...
January 16, 2018
Welcome to Cover Collection, my (mostly) weekly blog series in which I take a closer look at incredible book covers and what makes them work.
This week, we’re breaking down the gorgeous, gorgeous cover of AMERICAN STREET, by the incredibly brilliant writer Ibi Zoboi. (A...
Welcome to the World, SMALL WORLD!
July 2, 2019
On the Inauguration of a Demagogue
January 21, 2017
I get this question a lot.
It's totally understandable. Nobody has ever seen my name before, and it's not pronounced phonetically in English-speaking c...
Uh... How Do You Say Your Name, Again?
July 26, 2019
Cover Collection 26: Ordinary Hazards, by Nikki Grimes, With Art and Design by Barbara Grzeslo
February 13, 2020
Cover Collection 25: Tyler Johnson Was Here, written by Jay Coles, designed by Marcie Lawrence, with art by Charlotte Day
February 3, 2020
Go Pro: The Path to Publication, Part One
January 31, 2020
Cover Collection 24: Caldecott 2020 Winner and Honor Books!
January 27, 2020
Go Pro: ALA and OLA for Authors
January 25, 2020
Cover Collection 23: This Book Is Anti-Racist, by Tiffany Jewell, Illustrated by Aurelia Durand, Designed by Karissa Santos
January 20, 2020
Thoughts On the Dawning of a New Year
January 2, 2020
NCTE 2019, Here I Come!
November 18, 2019
SMALL WORLD at the First Ever FOLD Kids Book Festival!
September 26, 2019
Cover Collection 22: Special Guest Interview with Debbie Ohi, Author-Illustrator of Sam & Eva!
September 13, 2019
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