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When Women Speak: Kelly Starling Lyons

November 9, 2017

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Additional essays in this series: Zetta Elliott: Nice Is Not Enough Traci Sorrell: Why Do You Speak Out? Justina Ireland: There is A Minefield and You Will Become a Demolitions Expert Ambelin Kwaymullina: On Being Loud and Hopeful How do women use art as resistance? “Black women writers refuse to accept the negative image society creates […]

Happy 100th Birthday, Ms. Gwendolyn Brooks

June 15, 2017

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interview: Kathleen Burkinshaw

May 23, 2017

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They say ‘write what you know’ and that’s just what author Kathleen Burkinshaw has done with her first novel, The Last Cherry Blossom in which she fictionalizes her mother’s account of surviving the bombing of Hiroshima during WWII. I’m fortunate to be able to share with you a very open and personal interview that reveals the complexities […]

Interview: Susan Tan

May 11, 2017

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I’d like to introduce you to Susan Tan, author of the recently released middle grade novel, Cilia Lee-Jenkins Future Author Extraodinaire. Susan is a debut author and I hope you’ll support her by purchasing her book and making sure your local library has a copy as well. If they don’t, suggest they purchase it.  Susan will read […]

We Are The People: Lyn Miller-Lachmann

April 16, 2017

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Lyn has been with the We Are the People project since its inception. I really enjoy working with Lyn, she has such a vast knowledge of the publishing industry which she gladly shares. Lyn is truly one of the kindest people I know. She has a degree in Library and Information Science; is fluent in […]

Patricia McKissack

April 12, 2017

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I’ve learned that we are all libraries, each carrying in us the stories that make us unique. And yet, there are those who are more than that; they’re the people who create the stories that express our shared identities, that inspire us to be more than we’ve planned for ourselves and who question. Their work […]

Interview: Gary Golio

April 4, 2017

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Yesterday, I shared a review of Strange Fruit: Billie Holiday and the Power of a Protest Song by Gary Golio and today, I have an interview with the author himself. Gary reached out to share his book with me several months ago and I was immediately curious about the person who would be able to create a […]

“Lesson Learned: Catching Up With ‘Large Fears’ Author, Myles E. Johnson”

April 20, 2016

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Some of the things I’ve been involved with probably stand out in your memory more than others. One of those things worth remembering has to be the Large Fears controversy. I was involved in it,  but it wasn’t about me. While we remember it as being about Meg Rosoff, it really wasn’t. It was about the […]

We Are Seeds

March 4, 2016

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Wikipedia defines intentionality as “the power of minds to be about, to represent, or to stand for things, properties and states of affairs” and should not be confused with intention. I think it’s only when beliefs are a part of us that that give us a power of mind. I think about my own intentionality […]