I was pleased to be invited to participate in a project developed by the Public History Program at UMass-Amherst in which I was interviewed to be part of a virtual tour of Amherst’s children’s book authors and illustrators. Click here … 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.
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
Many thanks to the Massachusetts Center for the Book for naming Real Sisters Pretend a Must Read title in the Picture Book/Early Reader category of the 17th annual Massachusetts Book Awards. I am so honored to have my book with … 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
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 … Continue reading
I was pretty heartbroken when it didn’t work out to have David Hyde Costello illustrate my upcoming picture book, A Kid of Their Own. His illustrations for the companion book, A Crow Of His Own (Charlesbridge 2015), exceeded all my hopes … 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