Author Archives: Hannah

10 Best Strategies for Reading to Kids in Spanish

Educator Jennifer Brunk from Spanish Playground shares ten great strategies for reading to kids in Spanish.

Andrea Cheng on Writing Biography in Verse

To celebrate National Poetry Month, Andrea Cheng shares why she chose to tell the story of Dave the Potter in verse.

Interview with a Librarian for Incarcerated Youth

An interview with librarian and advocate Amy Cheney, who works with incarcerated youth in Alameda, California.

Raising Global Citizens: Jan Reynolds Author Study

Jan Reynolds’ books can be used to teach global citizenship, environmental stewardship, geoliteracy, and much more. Here we share more about her books and list resources available for parents and teachers.

Why Shigeru Ban Winning the Pritzker Architecture Prize is So Great

Author and illustrator Christy Hale shares why she included Pritker Prize winner Shigeru Ban in her book Dreaming Up and how his architecture can inspire young people.

Is My Character “Black Enough”? Advice on Writing Cross-Culturally

Tu Books Publisher and Editorial Director Stacy Whitman shares advice on writing cross-culturally for an author who wonders, “Is my character black enough?”

Where can I find great diverse children’s books?

Looking for more diverse children’s books but can’t find any at the bookstore? Here are some good places to start.

Poetry Friday: Walking in Harriet Tubman’s Shoes

Pamela Tuck, author of As Fast As Words Could Fly, shares a poem she penned about Harriet Tubman

Snapshots from the 22nd Annual African American Children’s Book Fair

A few photos from this year’s African American Children’s Book Fair in Philadelphia

Publishing Advice: Pitching, Querying, and ‘We don’t know how to market this’

Tu Books Publisher Stacy Whitman and author Joseph Bruchac offer advice to writers on pitching, querying, and finding the right readers.


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