I'm so happy to be a Bronze Sponsor for the 2022 Multicultural Children's Book Day ("MCBD"). This year, in honor of MCBD, I'm delighted to help shine the spotlight on one of my favorite kidlit authors and friends, the wonderful VIVIAN KIRKFIELD. WHAT IS MCBD: Here is the group's description of its purpose and mission: Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2022 (1/28/22) is in its 9th year! This non-profit children’s literacy initiative was founded by Valarie Budayr and Mia Wenjen
I'm delighted to feature three KidLit friends on my blog today: Lindsay H. Metcalf, Keila V. Dawson, and Jeanette Bradley. Their beautiful and important new poetry anthology, NO VOICE TOO SMALL: FOURTEEN AMERICANS MAKING HISTORY (edited by Lindsay, Keila, and Jeanette, and illustrated by Jeanette), releases from Charlesbridge on September 22, 2020. I loved learning about the inspiration behind this book and others. Read on for their thoughts about stories . . . creativity . .
I'm so happy to be a reviewer for Multicultural Children's Book Day 2019! Thank you to author Sylvia M. Medina for sending me a review copy of MOLELO THE FIRE ELEPHANT (co-written with Krista Hill, illustrated by Morgan Spicer, GreenKidsClub Publishers, 2018). This is a beautiful and hopeful book focusing on animal conservation and protection. The book is part of a series - Baby Animal Environmental Heroes - about baby animals and their survival. Medina is the founder of Gree