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Interview: Ronald L. Smith

January 26, 2018

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I remember when you debuted with Hoodoo! It seems like just last year, but that was back in 2015. What have you been doing since then? Well, I’ve been adjusting to the life of a full-time writer. It’s not as easy and productive as one might think. It takes a lot of discipline, and every […]

author interview: NoNieqa Ramos

January 15, 2018

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I’m slowly, slowly getting back to full on blogging and can think of no better way to jump back in than by sharing an interview with debut author NoNieqa Ramos. The Disturbed Girl’s Dictionary (Carolrhoda Lab) releases on 1 Feb 2018. Since I haven’t been able to read it just yet, here’s the publisher provide synopsis. “Macy’s […]

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: Tad Andracki

April 20, 2017

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Tad Andracki has worked with We The People for two years now. He finds books by authors of color that most of us seem to have missed and he’s truly understands social justice as he’s able to apply it so well to his reading. Tad works as a middle school librarian, serves on the Newbery […]

We Are the People: Sujei Lugo

April 18, 2017

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Sujei Lugo wants to change the face of children’s literature and she has the energy, spirit and knowledge to do just that. She’s a public librarian who has worked in libraries in Boston and Puerto Rico. She’s a member of REFORMA, the Association of Library Service to Children, the 2018 Newbery Award selection committee and […]

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 […]

We Are the People: Ed Spicer

April 14, 2017

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We’re very close to releasing the 3rd We Are the People Summer Reading list. I’m thankful for the reception this list receives every year and hope it makes a difference in the books young people are reading. When we released the first list, we were so excited about the quality of our work that we […]

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 […]