Sometimes I’m included on a panel proposal for a conference. Like most authors, I have absolutely no idea why one proposal is accepted, while another is rejected, but the real mystery of panels is titles. Many of them try to say something about diversity, but I’m not always sure exactly which aspect of diversity is … Continue reading Guest Post: Cuba for Beginners, by 2017-2019 National Young People’s Poet Laureate Margarita Engle
Welcome back! Summer is flying by and we’ve got a lot of wonderful South Asian Kidlit books coming out in the next few months. It is wonderful to the see the breadth of South Asian books that are coming out from real-world stories, to contemporary, and fantasy. Last week, I was interviewed by Kristi at the Winged Pen about diversity in children’s literature. Come find out my thoughts on the current state and areas where I think there needs to be more focus.
Today I bring you nine titles (2 PB, 4 MG, 4 YA) that are being released in the second-half of 2017. What’s cool is that we have a few returnees! Folks that were featured in previous round-up posts! 🙂 These books are traditionally published and are either by a South Asian author, contains a South Asian Main Character, or involves South Asian culture. The books are…
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Here it is! My LIS 7190 Social Justice and Children’s/YA Literature reading list for summer 2017!
Almost-Final Reading List (in alphabetical order)
- Alko, Selina. Illustrated by Sean Qualls. The Case for Loving: The Fight for Interracial Marriage
- Austrian, J.J.. Illustrated by Mike Curato. Worm Loves Worm
- Budhos, Marina. Watched
- Charleyboy, Lisa and Mary Beth Leatherdale (eds.) Dreaming in Indian: Contemporary Native American Voices
- Cohn, Diana. Illustrated by Francisco Delgado. ¡Sí, Se Puede! Yes We Can! Janitor Strike in LA
- Elliott, Zetta. A Wish After Midnight
- Favilli, Elena. Illustrated by Francesca Cavallo. Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls
- Friedman, Darlene. Illustrated by Roger Roth. Star of the Week
- Gansworth, Eric. If I Ever Get Out of Here
- Gonzalez, Maya Christina. Call Me Tree/Llámame Árbol
- Harris, Duchess and Sue Bradford Edwards. Hidden Human Computers
- Herrington, John. Mission to Space
- Jensen, Kelly (ed.) Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World
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List of Native Americans and authors of Color making their debut in 2017, with book covers and release dates.
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