Story Quest Books Report: What Was The Impact of Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2016? Multicultural Children’s Book Day — founded by Valarie Budayr and Mia Wenjen — is a virtual online holiday dedicated to raising awareness about diverse, inclusive and multicultural kids’ books. To boost the event’s impact, Budayr and Wenjen teamed up with the three groups who screen children’s reading material — librarians, teachers and parents. As… Read More
My Take on the Diversity Gap in Children’s Literature I’m really excited to have a feature article in the February 2016 issue of Story Monster’s Ink – a terrific magazine all about children’s books. The topic coincides with Multicultural Children’s Book Day happening on January 27, 2016!
It’s my 2nd MOST FAVORITE time of year. Well, nothing beats spring – but – a harvest moon, flocks of wild turkeys and vivid autumn landscapes make my imagination howl. This season, though, I’m not sure I can manage an abundance of creativity. Hard to stir up a new story when my newly published book turned up damaged last week. First out… Read More