I didn’t have much money. What I had was the burning desire to fill a big void in my community: the need for multicultural children’s books, including bilingual books. The desire to put the books I love into the hands of the readers looking for them. The desire to support diversity-focused small presses and independent … Continue reading #MCRPop: The Little Bookstore That Could
It’s been a while. Much has happened since I unofficially went on hiatus from academia, blogging and writing to take care of my family, only re-posting, or hosting a honorable guest over the past years. For reasons beyond my understanding, this blog has a life of its own... [continue reading]
There, I said it in the title. And I mean it, may this year be the happiest and have the most enjoyable shape we can sculpt it into. May the brush of diversity keep adding its meaningful hues to our cultural landscape. I often get asked about this blog's numbers...
If you don't have an agent, have never published a book, including through self-publication, but have a young adult manuscript ready, publisher Andrew Karre of carolhoda LAB is awaiting your submission until January 12. For more information visit Carolrhoda LAB's blog:
Hello everyone! It's been a long time since the last post, but I'm hoping a time well spent, with good, promising seeds planted. A few people, who happen to not have a Facebook account, asked me how they could keep in touch and "follow" my progress. The answer is this blog, and my Twitter account. … Continue reading Happy Holidays: A Few Favorites from 2013
Hi everyone, Join me in a little experiment and let's be ready for the Emmy Awards ceremony by looking at their track records when it comes to cultural diversity - Keeping in mind the TV Shows categories (Comedy, Drama, Soap Opera), you're invited to cast your vote by answering the following questions: 1- Which show … Continue reading Cultural Diversity & The Emmy Awards – With Thanks to Publisher Lee & Low Books
I heard that night is the darkest before dawn. Dear friends and fellow book lovers, this is a bittersweet post. Bitter because of the way I stopped maintaining this website, without an explanation, while fading gradually away from the literary arena. Sweet because the passion that first drove me to start this blog is still … Continue reading Lessons Learned