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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 […]

Writers on Writing: Mitali Perkins/Anthologies

February 10, 2016

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Anthologies are collections of works from different authors. Mitali Perkins recently worked on the anthology Open Mic: Riffs on Life Between Cultures in Ten Voices, so I thought she’d be good to interview about anthologies. She was perfect! Why are anthologies important to children’s literature? Two reasons. First, they showcase different voices and introduce us […]

Writers on Writing: Malinda Lo/Serials and Series

February 9, 2016

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  Continuing a story over several books is serializing that story. Books that share a common setting, story arc or characters is a series. A series would books such as Nancy Drew, Border Town and The Babysitters Club while serialized fiction would include The Goddess Wars, Legend and Dorothy Must Die. Despite these technical differences, […]

Author Interview: Coe Booth

September 30, 2014

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On the heels of her successful young adult novels, Coe Booth recently released Just Like a Brother, a middle grade novel about two foster brothers, Jerrod and Kevon. Jarrett doesn’t trust Kevon. But he’s got to share a room with him anyway. It was one thing when Jarrett’s mom took care of foster babies who […]

From the Heartland: Kekla Magoon

September 2, 2014

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Indiana has proven to be such a rich state for authors who address ethnically diverse characters that I cannot image what I’d find if I looked for authors in Florida, Ohio, Texas or Rhode Island. These authors are among our hometown heroes because they document our local lives. When brought into classrooms and libraries, they […]

From the Heartland: Ashley Hope Perez

August 25, 2014

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Some places come into your life, others for a season. These places give us different lessons and memories that often come back to haunt us in one way or another. Will the ghosts of Indiana end up in any of Ashley Hope Perez’s books? Who knows! Perhaps she was too busy during with school work during […]

From the Heartland: Elsa Marston

August 12, 2014

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Considering authors who write about African American, Latino, Arab or Muslim Americans, Native Americans in my state of Indiana has uncovered a true wealth of authors. It’s a bit funny to see such richness in this state when Indiana in YA is usually seen as the last place on earth. But, to those teens who […]