By Alaina Leary Happy Autism Acceptance Month! Are you looking for published or upcoming books by autistic authors and/or about autistic characters? Here are 15 young adult, middle grade, and picture books that are either already out or are coming out soon. All of these books have been … [Read more...] about 15 Books to Read for Autism Acceptance Month
By Aya Khalil When my parents, brother, and I moved to the United States from Egypt 31 years ago, we were lonely, as most immigrants are when they arrive. We lived in New Jersey at the time, and with limited English-speaking skills and no car, my mom would take us on long bus rides with each … [Read more...] about Aya Khalil Wrote THE ARABIC QUILT Based on Her Experiences as an Immigrant
Today we’re pleased to welcome Valerie Bolling to the WNDB blog to discuss her picture book LET'S DANCE!, out now! This rhythmic showcase of dances from all over the world features children of diverse backgrounds and abilities tapping, spinning, and boogying away! Tap, twirl, twist, spin! With … [Read more...] about Q&A with Valerie Bolling: LET’S DANCE!
By Alice Faye Duncan What vigilant person raised you up like a sturdy flower to help you bloom? Who mothered you? Was it your Mama, grandmother, or favorite auntie? Was it your adoptive mom, stepmother, or a demanding teacher who affirmed your light? When maternal arms wrap love around a … [Read more...] about Celebrating Chosen Parents in JUST LIKE A MAMA by Alice Faye Duncan
In this blog post, author Fiona McEntee shares an update about her experience with an auction item from the WNDB Summer Fundraiser. Fiona won a marketing and publicity consultation with President of Tuesday Magic Marketing Rachel K. Barry during our 2019 Summer Fundraiser. To learn more about … [Read more...] about OUR AMERICAN DREAM Is a Children’s Book About Immigration Written by an Immigration Attorney
Today we’re delighted to welcome Nikki Grimes to the WNDB blog to discuss BEDTIME FOR SWEET CREATURES, out January 14, 2020. It's bedtime. But Mommy's little girl is not sleepy. She growls like a bear, she questions like an owl, she tosses her mane like a lion. How can Mommy tuck her in … [Read more...] about Q&A with Nikki Grimes: BEDTIME FOR SWEET CREATURES
Today we’re delighted to welcome Oge Mora to the WNDB blog to discuss SATURDAY, out October 22, 2019. In this warm and tender story by the Caldecott Honor-winning creator of Thank You, Omu!, join a mother and daughter on an up-and-down journey that reminds them of what's best about Saturdays: … [Read more...] about Q&A with Oge Mora: SATURDAY
Today we’re delighted to share with you a sneak peek of AN ABC OF EQUALITY by Chana Ginelle Ewing, out September 3, 2019. In An ABC of Equality, debut author and women’s advocate Chana Ginelle Ewing offers the first children’s concept book focused on equality and educating youth about the … [Read more...] about Sneak Peek of AN ABC OF EQUALITY by Chana Ginelle Ewing