Author Archives: Hannah

Recap: Diversity Panels at New York Comic Con 2014

Tu Books Publisher Stacy Whitman recaps the Geeks of Color Go Pro and Women of Color in Comics panels from New York Comic Con 2014.

An Interview with Lin Oliver on SCBWI’S Emerging Voices Award

We interview Lin Oliver, Executive Director of the SCBWI, about the SCBWI’s Emerging Voices Award for authors of color.

How Common Core’s book choices fail children of color

In this essay, educators Jane M. Gangi and Nancy Benfer discuss the Common Core’s book choices, why they fall short when it comes to children of color, and how to do better.

Gender Matters? Swedish Picture Books and Gender Ambiguity

Librarian and scholar Laura Reiko Simeon discusses how gender and gender-ambiguous characters are handled in Swedish picture books.

How We Feel About Amazon

Publisher Jason Low shares his thoughts on the Amazon vs. Hachette battle and what it portends for publishing’s future.

Your Sleepy Hollow Season 1 Recap

Stacy Whitman, Publisher of Tu Books, explains why she loves Sleepy Hollow and tells us what we need to know to jump into season 2 next week. Spoilers ahead, so beware! I never really considered myself a fan of the original Washington Irving “Sleepy Hollow” tale. It scared me as a kid, and not in […]

Paula Yoo on How to Publicize Your Children’s Book

Author Paula Yoo shares some advice on great ways to publicize your children’s book.

En la Clase: #weneeddiversebooks

Originally posted on Vamos a Leer:
You all may remember #weneeddiversebooks from last May when we posted about this new initiative.  It’s still going strong and has even more resources to offer those interested in increasing access to diverse children’s and young adult’s literature.  If you’re not familiar with this campaign, the following is their…

Is TV getting more diverse? Not by the look of this year’s Emmys

Since last year’s diversity gap study, has TV diversified? Our literacy and sales assistant Veronica Schneider takes a look at this year’s winners – and losers.

Lexile: A Bookseller’s Best Friend or Worst Enemy?

Melissa shares some thoughts on the pros and cons of Lexile from her perspective as a bookseller.


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