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Writers Against Racism: Day of Dialog by Paul Griffin

"Diversity in YA Literature" panelists left to right: Cindy Pon, Malinda Lo, Rita Williams-Garcia, and Paul Griffin.

Paul Griffin was kind enough to recap for me the Diversity in YA lit panel discussion at SLJ’s Day of Dialog. I am posting his letter in its entirety so readers can see how an act of kindness can make all the difference for someone – like me – who is facing a few temporary ‘bumps’ in the road of […]

Writers Against Racism: THE DAY AFTER…Day of Dialog

If you haven’t yet seen the photos from the Day of Dialog, PLEASE visit School Library Journal’s Flickr page for lots of cool pictures. I’m still upset that I was not able to moderate the Diversity in YA panel> BUT< Paul Griffin, one of the author panelists, has agreed  to send me a synopsis.  We should have that […]

Writers Against Racism: My New And Unexpected Journey


The next 6-months will be an unknown journey for me (and my family) because on May 2nd  I was diagnosed with breast cancer.  As far as what stage it is, tests are still in the works.  But yesterday I informed my children of my current health condition and I also wanted to inform you, my readers.  Why? Well, […]