Other Writing

Other Writing


Book Chapters

“Picturebook Layout” is a chapter I contributed to the forthcoming Routledge Companion to Picturebooks, edited by Bettina Kümmerling-Meibauer. Expected publication date, 2018.




A Family of Readers: The Book Lover’s Guide to Children’s and Young Adult Literature A Family of Readers(Candlewick 2011), edited by Roger Sutton and Martha Parravano of the Horn Book. This definitive resource for parents interested in enriching the reading lives of their children includes my essay “Reading about Families in My Family.”



Guest Reviewer and Contributor to the Horn Book

Follow these links for a chronology of the pieces I’ve written for the Horn Book, some of which appeared in print, while otherHorn Book Magazines were online content:

Staff Blogger for EmbraceRace 

“EmbraceRace is an emerging, multiracial, online community of parents, teachers, and other caring adults striving to engage race in a healthy, constructive and courageous way as we nurture the children in our care.”

I am a Staff Blogger with Embrace Race, and here are my posts to date–feel free to share on social media! And if you sign up for Medium you can like and comment on my work and the work of other Embrace Race writers:


Reposted by The New York Observer (June 1, 2016)

Reviewer and Guest Contributor for Kirkus Reviews kirkus_500x95

  • My essay “Teaching and Writing for Inclusive Excellence” was included in the special Diversity Issue, published on August 1, 2017, which introduced the Kirkus Collections initiative. My piece was the lead feature posted on Kirkus‘s site on October 10, 2017.
  • Reviews at Kirkus are unsigned, but I contribute about 75 reviews of picture books and early readers each year.

Selected Publications in Other Journals and Newspapers:

Reading While White



Multicultural Children’s Book Day Blog


Hilltown Families Supporting Education through Community Engagement in Western Massachusetts


Charlesbridge Children’s Book Blog


Children & Libraries the journal of the Association for Library Services to Children (ALSC)


The Public Humanist, an online blog journal of the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities.


The Children’s Literature Association Quarterly


The Daily Hampshire Gazette


The Five Owls


Riverbank Review

  • “Slow Down and Look: Educational Programming at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art” co-authored with Rosemary Agoglia in online Fall 2003 Riverbank Review.


CREArTA (Journal of the Centre for Research and Education in the Arts, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia)


Bookbird Magazine