Mylo Freeman is Dutch/American and grew up in The Hague, Holland. She attended the art academy in Amsterdam where she majored in illustration and painting. After a short career as a singer, she started illustrating again after the birth of her son David. Her first book Potty! received a prize for Best Toddler Book of the Year ...continue reading "“I write about a little girl who discovers the world and her own place in it.” An Author Interview with Mylo Freeman"
A New Narrative: Celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day
Esther (they/them/theirs) is a graduate intern with the Diverse BookFinder and a MSLS student at UNC-Chapel Hill, with a focus on youth services. They live on the unceded traditional territory of the Shakori-Eno people. According to a 2015 study by Shear, Knowles, Soden, and Castro, approximately 87% of K-12 state U.S. history standards do not ...continue reading "A New Narrative: Celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day"
“I was a child of two worlds — a Mexican citizen by birth but raised as an American.” An author interview with Areli Morales Romero
Areli Morales Romero was born in Puebla, Mexico, but was raised in New York City. She is a DACA recipient, and Areli Is a Dreamer is her debut children's book. A graduate of CUNY-Brooklyn College with a bachelor's degree in childhood bilingual education, she currently works as a substitute teacher. One day, Areli hopes to have her ...continue reading "“I was a child of two worlds — a Mexican citizen by birth but raised as an American.” An author interview with Areli Morales Romero"
“Once a storyteller, always a storyteller!” – An Author Interview with Christine Paik
Christine still remembers the butterflies in the pit of her stomach as she performed traditional Korean fan dances as a 12-year-old growing up in Southern California. She never dreamed that over 30 years later, she would be channeling her inner fan dancer to write Hannah’s story. Christine is a second generation Korean American wife and ...continue reading "“Once a storyteller, always a storyteller!” – An Author Interview with Christine Paik"
“We come from such diverse backgrounds in this country, it is a beautiful thing to share.” – An Author Interview with Sandhya Acharya
Sandhya Acharya is a children's book author and writer based in Santa Clara, California. Her book, 10 Gulab Jamuns, has been reviewed by Publishers Weekly. Booklist Online, Asian and Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA), Mid-west Book Review, among others, and was also selected as part of the curriculum at Children's Literacy Initiative (CLI), a U.S Department ...continue reading "“We come from such diverse backgrounds in this country, it is a beautiful thing to share.” – An Author Interview with Sandhya Acharya"
Black In Nature
One weekend when I was in my mid 20’s, my husband and I, an old friend of his, and my teenage nephew, Aaron, set out on a hike. My husband and his friend are both white, whereas I am Afro-Latina and my nephew is Black. Neither Aaron nor I had ever really been on a ...continue reading "Black In Nature"
Diverse BookFinder Family Favorites
We read a lot of books here at Diverse BookFinder and there are some that just stick with us longer. Maybe it’s the perfect rhyming scheme, the haunting illustrations, or the laugh out loud content. But whatever the reason, these are the books that we keep reaching for: