Author Archives: Nathalie Mvondo

About Nathalie Mvondo

Nathalie Mvondo lives in Northern California and studies anthropology and nutrition. She is a writer and a blogger.

Guest Post: Cuba for Beginners, by 2017-2019 National Young People’s Poet Laureate Margarita Engle

Many non-‘own voice’ authors do thorough research, but Cuba is an easy country to misinterpret. Rural Cuba, in particular, is often misunderstood by tourists who speed past impoverished villages and farms in air-conditioned buses, listening to official stories told by government guides.

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South Asian Kidlit Books in 2017 – Part 2

Originally posted on Flowering Minds:
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…

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2017 LIS 7190 Social Justice and Children’s/YA Literature

Originally posted on sarahpark.com:
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…

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2017 Debut Authors of Color & Native Americans

List of Native Americans and authors of Color making their debut in 2017, with book covers and release dates. Continue reading

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#GameChangingKickstarter: BLACK COMIX RETURNS – African American Comic Art & Culture

What’s the buzz about: A collection of art and essays showcasing the best African American artists in today’s vibrant comic book culture. Continue reading

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#OwnVoices February Contests, Agents Wish List

Here are some news #OwnVoices contests for the month of February:

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Book Review: Fred Korematsu Speaks Up, by Laura Atkins & Stan Yogi, illus. by Yutaka Houlette

Fred Koretmatsu Speaks Up isn’t a typical history or biography book. Chapter after chapter, the book not just gives facts, but also turns the table on the reader, asking questions such as, “Why do you think discrimination happens?”

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