Thanks to EmbraceRace for inviting Autumn Allen, Dr. Krista Allen and the Diverse BookFinder team, and me to create this annotated picture book list, which offers context for why we highlight these picture books in this moment. It was so good to work together! … Continue reading
Many thanks to my local public library for hosting an interview with me yesterday. It was great to talk with the head of the Children’s Department, Mia Cabana. Although I did talk a little bit about my newest book, A Kid of Their Own, I also used the opportunity to highlight books I’m finding especially valuable during this time of the pandemic and amidst the protests happening after the killing of George Floyd, including the invaluable work of my friends at Embrace Race. The interview is linked below, and most of the resources and books I mention are linked in the comments. Let me know if there’s something missing.
One thing I noticed that I missed is a mention of OurShelves! I meant to say something about my work with them at the beginning when I was talking about the importance of including diverse family constellations in children’s books. I’ve since added that mention to the comments and hope people will check out their work.
I was pleased and honored to be invited by local activist, Liz Friedman, to lead a family program for a new social justice group, We Stand Together, as a part of their month-long Hannukah Ally Action. They state on their … Continue reading
Some parents at a school one of my children attends have raised concerns about the health curriculum that they are using. I haven’t reviewed it myself, so I will reserve comment for now, but in response I shared the following … Continue reading
I’ve been talking with a woman named Alli Harper who is working on plans to demonstrate and leverage market demand for picture books and board books that include matter-of-fact depictions of queer characters. I first encountered her after she wrote … Continue reading
17 Books (and a Poem) for the Youngest Marchers for Our Lives A recommended book list to … Continue reading
This is an email I’m sending out to local authors, illustrators, and others in the children’s book community in Western Massachusetts. Reach out to me if you’d like to get involved! Dear Western MA Children’s Book Community, As you may … Continue reading
Many thanks to author Ann Braden for administering the site Kid Lit for Kids Lives: “The mission of this project is to support the students who are speaking up for gun law reform. Too often when someone steps up to speak out … Continue reading
Remarks at Every Child Reads Legislative Briefing, The State House, Boston , MA February 8, 2018 My name is Megan Dowd Lambert, and I am honored to be here at the State House with all of you today to advocate for … Continue reading
I was delighted to be asked to participate in this event to advocate for legislation that will provide new resources to Massachusetts schools so that they can help struggling readers before they fall too far behind. Please take a look … Continue reading