Content note: Mentions of unspecified childhood trauma (no graphic details) and trauma responses experienced while reading children’s books By Rebecca Wei Hsieh Toward the end of 2020, I realized that I’d read basically zero books. Understandable, of course. It was a difficult year, one that … [Read more...] about How Rereading Childhood Books Helped Me Process Trauma
How I Fell in Love With Reading
By Malcolm Mitchell As a young Black kid living in an underserved community, if someone told me that I would grow up to become a published author and founder of a youth literacy foundation, I would have laughed with a lack of conviction. Even now when I see the title of my latest picture book, … [Read more...] about How I Fell in Love With Reading
Where Are All the People of Color on Young Adult Book Covers?
What can a survey of 1400 young adult books tell us about the quantity and quality of racially diverse representation in young adult cover design? By Jenny Kimura If you’ve been tracking the diversity movement in young adult literature, you’re probably aware of just how many wonderfully diverse YA … [Read more...] about Where Are All the People of Color on Young Adult Book Covers?