In case you missed SLJ writer, Rick Margolis’s, Places in the Heart: Celebrating Black History Month, CLICK HERE. He’s right when he opens the article with, “Talk about hitting the lottery.” It is indeed a find! Margolis writes, “That’s how we felt when we asked some of the top kids’ book creators to choose their favorite children’s book about the black […]
My morning has been spent reading through The Brown Bookshelf’s “month-long showcase of the best in Picture Books, Middle Grade and Young Adult novels written and illustrated by African Americans.” If there are schools and libraries out there, looking to diversify their shelves, and not just during the month of FEBRUARY – you’ll definitely want to […]
I’m so excited! I was asked to moderate SLJ’s Day of Dialog, which they host prior to the opening of Book Expo America, on May 23; details to follow. Interestingly enough and later that day, I am hosting another panel at The Hewitt School: A Conversation About Books Pt2. One of the SLJ panelists (hopefuls) is Rita […]
I agree with Amy that teachers should be challenged to incorporate truthful, historical accounts through their fiction selections to get students talking about race: about how it has divided us as a nation for centuries and about how young people can solve the racial problems that their parents and grandparents haven’t been able to solve.” (Dr. […]
How Samantha Vamos ‘Cooked Up’ The Cazuela The idea for The Cazuela That The Farm Maiden Stirred occurred to me one wintry, weekend morning. I was in the kitchen gathering ingredients to make pancakes and discovered that I lacked both milk and eggs. At the time, my husband and I lived in Chicago, Illinois and […]
Beverly Hererra, a former student of George Stanley (and a friend of mine through George), sent me an email with a news segment that featured a tribute to George.
George’s untimely passing did one thing for me it reenforced the importance of keeping the Writers Against Racism movement going. He would have wanted it this way. Hence the title change. Here’s a book trailer from W.A.R., Tameka Fryer Brown’s, AROUND OUR WAY.
Today is George’s funeral service, so I thought it fitting to re-post an interview I had with him back in July of 2009. I am honored to present to you my interview with well-known author, educator, and my new friend, Dr. George E. Stanley. George’s latest and daring novel, Night Fires (ALADDIN, Simon & Schuster, 2009), quite […]
George was the W.A.R. pioneer. It’s 5:41 am and I just received the sad news about my good friend and my staunch supporter for W.A.R., author George Stanley. My deepest condolences to his wife and two sons. Thank you, B Herrera, for letting me know of George’s passing. B Herrera says: February 10, 2011 at 3:42 […]