New Voices Award Winners: “How I Started Writing”

Past New Voices Award winners reflect on how they first became interested in writing children’s books.

Growing Up without Books: Discovering DeShawn

Guest blogger, author/poet Tony Medina talks about growing up in the projects without books and later as an author witnessing the true power of connecting multicultural books with children of color.

Reading Biographies to Reflect on Core Principles and Create Belonging

Guest blogger Katie Cunningham, from Manhattanville College, discusses how reading biographies help to reflect on core principles and create belonging.

The Only Book in the House

Guest blogger, author Joseph Bruchac talks about the influence books have had on his life and the continued importance of books in the lives of children today.

Meet Our New Visions Finalists, Part V: Diversity in Genre Fiction

New Visions Award writing contest finalists share their thoughts on diversity in science fiction and fantasy for young readers.

Meet Our New Visions Finalists, Part IV

In January we announced the finalists of our first New Visions Award, a new writing award for a debut author of color for a middle grade or young adult science fiction, fantasy, or mystery novel. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be highlighting these talented finalists on our blog as they answer questions about what inspires them, the writing […]

Meet Our New Visions Finalists, Part III

New Visions Award writing contest finalists answer the question: What has been your experience writing from a different cultural background that may be unfamiliar to most young readers?

Meet Our New Visions Finalists, Part II

Last month we announced the finalists of our first New Visions Award, a new writing award for a debut author of color for a middle grade or young adult science fiction, fantasy, or mystery novel. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be highlighting these talented finalists on our blog as they answer questions about what inspires them, the […]

Meet Our New Visions Finalists

Our New Visions Writing Contest finalists share why they began writing their novels and submitted them to the contest.

“What does this book have to do with me?” Why Mirror and Window Books Are Important for All Readers

Guest blogger Katie Cunningham is an Assistant Professor at Manhattanville College. Her teaching and scholarship centers around children’s literature, critical literacy, and supporting teachers to make their classrooms joyful and purposeful. Katie has presented at numerous national conferences and is the editor of The Language and Literacy Spectrum, New York Reading Association’s literacy journal.  When we lived […]

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