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Tasha's Voice is a new Picture Book releasing on 04/09/2024 from the Yosemite Conservancy This new titles is authored by Carmen Bogan and jointly illustrated by the late Floyd Cooper and his mentee Daria Peoples. Keep reading below for a wonderful joint interview with Carmen & Daria about their new title which celebrates the great ...continue reading "Tasha’s Voice – An Interview with the Creators"

Malcolm Newsome is a children's book author from the Chicago area. He has a bachelor's degree in psychology and sociology and now works in cyber security for a company called Jemurai Security. He writes picture books with the aim of bringing hope and possibility to as many young people as he can. Malcolm is a ...continue reading "“In order to do representation well, we’re going to have to either confront or subvert all sorts of stereotypes.” – An Author Interview with Malcolm Newsome"

Laurel Goodluck is Mandan, Hidatsa from the prairies of North Dakota, and Tsimshian from the rainforest in Alaska. She now resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico, with her Diné husband, where they raised two children also bent on storytelling in journalism and acting. Belonging to an intertribal family is at the heart of her stories, encouraging ...continue reading "“I want Native children to see themselves in modern stories in their communities…” – An Author Interview with Laurel Goodluck"

Mike Yam is a sportscaster and studio host for NFL Network and SiriusXM radio. He has worked at ESPN, NBA TV and Pac-12 Network. Fried Rice and Marinara marks his debut in children’s literature. Growing up with a Chinese immigrant father from Hong Kong and an Italian mother, Yam has always been fascinated by diverse ...continue reading "At times in my childhood, I thought I had to “pick a side”… – An Author Interview with Mike Yam"

Kheris Rogers is a model, dancer, singer, actress, and the world’s youngest designer to ever showcase her clothing line at New York Fashion Week. Kheris started the now-famed Flexin’ In My Complexion brand after years of being bullied in school because of her dark skin. Kheris was on Teen Vogue’s 21 Under 21 list and is ...continue reading "“I aim to empower young children to embrace their uniqueness and cultivate self-worth…” – An Author Interview with Kheris Rogers"

Ty Chapman is the author of Sarah Rising (Beaming 2022); Looking For Happy (Beaming 2023); A Door Made for Me, written with Tyler Merritt (WorthyKids 2022); as well as multiple forthcoming children’s books through various publishers, and a forthcoming poetry collection through Button Poetry. Ty was a 2022 Center for Arts + Social Justice Fellow; ...continue reading "“There’s no one way for Blackness to exist on the page.” – An Author Interview with Ty Chapman"

SJ Sindu is a Tamil diaspora author of two literary novels (Marriage of a Thousand Lies, which won the Publishing Triangle Edmund White Award; and Blue-Skinned Gods, which was an Indie Next Pick and a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award), two hybrid chapbooks (I Once Met You But You Were Dead, which won the Split ...continue reading "“I’ve always been an outsider…” – An Author Interview with SJ Sindu"

Brian G. Buckmire is a senior staff NYC public defender in the Criminal Defense Practice and Homicide Defense Task Force at the Legal Aid Society, representing indigent clients in Brooklyn, NY. He is the anchor for Law and Crime Daily, a nationally syndicated show covering the hottest cases and controversies from courtrooms nationwide. He is ...continue reading "“How Do I Not Become The Next Hashtag?” – An Author Interview with Brian G. Buckmire"

Celia C. Pérez is the daughter of a Mexican mother and a Cuban father. She is originally from Miami and is a graduate of the University of Florida and the University of South Florida. Currently, Celia lives with her family in Chicago where she works as a college librarian. Celia's debut book for young readers, The ...continue reading "“The Latine/x experience is no single thing…” – An Author Interview with Celia C. Pérez"

Krystal Marquis happily spends most of her time in libraries and used bookstores. She studied biology at Boston College and University of Connecticut and now works as an environmental, health, and safety manager for an online retailer. A lifelong reader, Krystal began researching and writing on a dare to complete the NaNoWriMo Challenge, resulting in the ...continue reading "“The Davenports is the story I wanted to read.” An Author Interview with Krystal Marquis"
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