By Olivia Mules Today we're pleased to welcome Karen Yin to the WNDB blog to discuss picture book So Not Ghoul!, illustrated by Bonnie Lui and out August 2, 2022! On her first day haunting a new school, all Mimi has to wear are old Chinese gowns from her … [Read more...] about Q&A With Karen Yin, So Not Ghoul!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WNDB Announces Mentors for Eighth Year of Mentorship Program July 21, 2022 Bethesda, MD — The We Need Diverse Books (WNDB) Mentorship committee is pleased to announce the program’s eighth consecutive year. Starting September 1, upcoming writers and artists will get the … [Read more...] about WNDB Announces Mentors for Eighth Year of Mentorship Program
By Tamara Ellis Smith Today we're pleased to welcome Kacen Callender back to the WNDB blog to discuss middle grade novel Moonflower, out September 6, 2022! Moon’s depression is overwhelming. Therapy doesn’t help, and Moon is afraid that their mom hates them because they’re sad. Moon’s only … [Read more...] about Q&A With Kacen Callender, Moonflower
By Paola M. Today we're pleased to welcome Will Taylor to the WNDB blog to discuss middle grade novel The Language of Seabirds, out July 19, 2022! We previously revealed the cover for this book here. Jeremy is not excited about the prospect of spending the summer with his dad and his uncle in … [Read more...] about Q&A With Will Taylor, The Language of Seabirds
Today we're delighted to reveal the cover for Finding Papa by Angela Pham Krans, illustrated by Thi Bui! The book was designed by Erica DeChavez and will be released on February 7, 2023 by HarperCollins. Preorder it here. No one can make Mai laugh like her Papa! She loves playing their favorite … [Read more...] about Cover Reveal for Finding Papa by Angela Pham Krans, Illustrated by Thi Bui
By Lakita Wilson “Next week, when you go to the library, I want you to come home with at least one Black book in your stack,” my mother told me one random Thursday in the 90s. My dad and I had this ritual. Every Thursday, while my mom cooked dinner, he’d drive me to Fairmount Heights Library … [Read more...] about A Black Girl. A Black Book. An Accidental Book Shunning.
By Nawal Qarooni Erika L. Sánchez is the best-selling author of I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter. We connected this week to chat about her latest collection of honest and humorous essays gathered as an adult memoir titled Crying in the Bathroom, which comes out July 12th. The pieces range … [Read more...] about Q&A With Erika L. Sánchez, Crying in the Bathroom
By Miriam Moore-Keish Today we're pleased to welcome Sadé Smith to the WNDB blog to discuss Granny's Kitchen, illustrated by Ken Daley and out July 12, 2022! Shelly-Ann lives with her Granny on the beautiful island of Jamaica. When Shelly-Ann becomes hungry, she asks her Granny for something … [Read more...] about Q&A With Sadé Smith, Granny’s Kitchen
By Khadejah Khan Today we’re pleased to welcome author Anoosha Syed to the WNDB blog to discuss her debut picture book That’s Not My Name!, out July 12, 2022! Mirha is so excited for her first day of school! She can’t wait to learn, play, and make new friends. But when her classmates … [Read more...] about Q&A With Anoosha Syed, That’s Not My Name!