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 am hard at work on an exciting project that will launch in 2020 with educational distributor Steps to Literacy. They contracted with me to curate picture book bins for grades pre-k through five that will include: A copy … Continue reading →
Hello Readers! Here’s the latest newsletter I sent out. If you’d like to receive it, just sign up on my contact me page. To view the newsletter outside of this blog, use this link. Dear Family, Friends, Colleagues, and … Continue reading →
This post is part of celebrating Women’s History month with 31 days of posts focused on improving the climate for social and gender equality in the children’s and teens’ literature community. Join in the conversation on Twitter #kidlitwomen or on … 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 →
I was pleased to be invited to participate in the countdown to this year’s Multicultural Children’s Book Day as the author of Real Sisters Pretend. My publisher, Tilbury House, has offered three copies of my book, illustrated by Nicole Tadgell, for … Continue reading →
My kids’ public prek-6 elementary school has done a book swap for several years. I am not a main organizer, but I volunteered on one of the book swap days this year, and I was delighted to see the impact … Continue reading →
I got some really nice feedback on my prior post for the recent Blogging for LGBTQ Families Day, including several requests for book recommendations. I recently gave a presentation at the NESCBWI conference about picture book family diversity, so I thought … Continue reading →