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RIF, FORGE & me in DC

TweetHere is a great video of me on book tour courtesy of RIF (Reading is Fundamental). This was shot at one of the KIPP Academies I visited in Washington, DC (You saw one their cool murals in Tuesday’s blog post).   Another highlight of the day for me was the chance to get to know […]
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Writing about race for kids

TweetBack in January, bookseller Elizabeth Bluemle and I had a conversation about white privelege and issues of race in children’s publishing and children’s literature, two topics that had been much on our minds.Elizabeth kept pondering and talking to people in the industry and has now published a post called "The Elephant in the Room," complete […]
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And on a more positive note

TweetTaking deep yoga breaths all night calmed me down. A little.Today is Make A Difference Day. Make It Better Day.FIRST THING TO MAKE THE WORLD BETTER!(photo from The NOLA Tree)The NOLA Tree is a project run by some friends of mine. They take groups of teen volunteers to New Orleans to help families rebuild their homes after the Katrina disaster. Check […]
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Microcelebrating a great idea

TweetBecause black history is American history, because black history has significance and meaning for all Americans, let’s celebrate Black History Month all year long!!!!
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