Virtual Children’s Book Author and Illustrator Tour of Amherst, MA

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

20 Picture Books for 2020

  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


Jones Library Author Interview Series

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.


Books and Art and Gratitude (a new newsletter)

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