Category Archives: Guest Post

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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Guest Post Announcement: MY BIRTHDAY IS SEPTEMBER 11 AND OTHER SHORT STORIES, by Nicole Weaver

My Birthday Is September Eleven and Other Short Stories… A book for children and adults, so we never forget 9/11. On Sunday, September 11, people across the country will pause to observe the 10th anniversary of 9/11. It’s important that … Continue reading

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Guets Post: Dr. Mira Reisberg, PhD, on the Invisibility of People of Color

From Nathalie Hi everyone, hope this post finds you well, reading a ton, writing and illustrating even more, if you’ve embarked on a publishing journey. Talking of which, allow me to briefly introduce you to Mira Reisberg, who is a … Continue reading

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GUEST POST: Poppa Was A Rolling Stone, by Torrey Maldonado

Note: Heartfelt thanks to Torrey Maldonado, whose article inspired me to start the Father’s Day series. This is a bit longer than a regular post, but you will be glad you read. FatherLESS Days is also featured on The Latina … Continue reading

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GUEST POST: How The Million Man March Inspired a Picture Book, by Kelly Starling Lyons

As soon as I heard about the Million Man March, I knew I had to go. My mission as a writer was to give voice to people whose stories too often go unsung. Here was the chance to feature young, African-American men and talk to them about what this March meant and why they wanted to come together and be counted. Continue reading

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GUEST POST: Inside the Story Circle, by Linda Boyden

In July of 1992, a group of Native American writers and storytellers convened in Norman, Oklahoma.  As a result, Wordcraft Circle of Native American Writers and Storytellers was formed the following year.  Today, Wordcraft Circle has active members from forty … Continue reading

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GUEST POST: What I Learned at the Asian Festival of Children’s Content, by Tarie Sabido

Let’s begin with an exercise, shall we? 1. Name three Asian authors of children’s books. 2. Name three Asian illustrators of children’s books. 3. Name folk heroes or folk stories from three different Asian countries. 4. Name three African authors … Continue reading

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