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
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On June 18 I had the pleasure of speaking on a panel about Jewish Children’s Literature. I offered an introduction to the Whole Book Approach that highlighted books by and/or about Jewish life and culture. I talked a bit about … 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
My editor at Charlesbridge, Yolanda Scott, gave a presentation on November 7 at the New England Publishing Collaboration Awards, sponsored by Book Builders of Boston, where the collaboration between Charlesbridge and The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book … Continue reading
A couple of weeks ago I co-facilitated and Advisory Group Roundtable for the MERGE for Equality Children’s Book Campaign. Participants included: Lori Chaves of Head Start, Ashley Kerekes of Square One, Sumanth Prabhaker of Pioneer Valley Books, Kathie Lange of Head … Continue reading
Knowing that real readers are out there reading my books will never, ever get old. And knowing that one of my books is helping readers get even more out of their picture books by lots of other authors … Continue reading
November 2016 is Picture Book Month, and over on Twitter I am drawing upon the Whole Book Approach to tweet about picture book art and design. I’ll feature new picture books each day that make the most of design … Continue reading
I had a simply wonderful time at the Book Fest at Bank Street yesterday. I left feeling inspired and grateful for all I learned and for connections made and renewed with people in the field. Paper grading and class prep awaits me … Continue reading