On Wednesdays, I vow to inconsistently list some good books I’ve recently read.
This week, I have to mention Journey of Dreams by Marge Pellegrino. Someone just drew my attention to this book last week, and I couldn’t believe I hadn’t heard of it before. This book has much … Read More
If you’ve read Caminar, you’ll remember a scene where Carlos’s mama makes tortillas. Maybe you’ve eaten tortillas before, but have you ever bitten into a warm corn tortilla, freshly made in Guatemala? Have you ever seen anyone making them? It’s rhythmic and beautiful and, of course, delicious.
You can … Read More
I love when someone writes the heck out of a sentence. On Thursdays, I try to post some of my favorites.
“The only thing worse than being odd was trying desperately not to be.”
~Anne Ursu’s The Real Boy
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If you’ve found my blog because you’ve read Caminar and you’re wondering what might have happened legally to the soldiers who massacred villages in Guatemala just a few years ago, CNN had a good summary piece over the weekend that explains what has happened and what is happening to people … Read More
I have lots more to say about this issue of the need for diversity in children’s literature. But today I want to just address one tiny part of it.
I’m a writer. I’m white. English is my first language. I live in a smallish place. I’m heterosexual. I … Read More
I’ve been on the fence about launching a blog for the past year. I’ve blogged before, so I know that every minute I spend blogging is one less minute I spend doing other writing. And those minutes are already few and precious.
But. I have things I want to say! … Read More