*blows dust off website*
It’s been a while. Sheesh. I’ve been very, very busy doing some really cool stuff that I’ll share with you RIGHT NOW. 🙂
- I was appointed to the 2020 Randolph Caldecott Committee!! **AHHHHH** Anyone who’s been following my blog a while knows how passionate I am about picture books. This is a dream, y’all. And to be APPOINTED?! I’m SO grateful and EXCITED. Thank you ALSC for seeing my hard work and believing that I can do a great job on this committee. I can’t wait to spend 2019 reading and reflecting on EVERY ELIGIBLE PICTURE BOOK PRINTED IN THE UNITED STATES! I’m also looking forward to excellent discussions with my committee members! This will mean I can’t blog about any 2019 book with illustrations next year but I hope to blog about older books.
- In July, School Library Journal published our article NATIVE YA: FOUR NATIVE AMERICAN AUTHORS DISCUSS THEIR STORIES AND MESSAGES FOR TEENS. I had the privilege of interviewing Dawn Quigley, Joseph Bruchac, Cynthia Leitich Smith and Eric Gansworth on the topic of Native Young Adult Lit! There’s also a Native YA booklist at the end of the piece, parents, teachers and educators!