Wanda by Sihle Nontshokweni and Mathabo Tlali, illustrated by Chantelle and Burgen Thorne, is on sale now. Order it here! By Sihle Nontshokweni and Mathabo Tlali The little ones are always watching. Every day there is a transmission of stories that shape who we are. Our lives are an … [Read more...] about The Importance of Intergenerational Storytelling and Learning Self-Love From Our Elders
Vy's Special Gift by Ha-Giang Trinh, illustrated by Evi Shelvia is on sale now. By Ha-Giang Trinh When I joined the workshop Children During the time of COVID-19 organized by Room to Read in June 2020, I thought long and hard about what kind of stories I should write. There were many angles I … [Read more...] about How We Can Face the Pandemic Together
Julia Kuo spoke to us about the process of illustrating the picture book I DREAM OF POPO, out now, and gave a drawing demonstration! Want to read more about the book? Check out this personal essay from I DREAM OF POPO author Livia Blackburne as well. TRANSCRIPT: [We Need … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Illustrator Julia Kuo Draws for Us!
By Livia Blackburne Growing up in the United States, I became aware of a prototypical American model for grandparents. Sit-com grandparents, if you will. While I knew intellectually that the model was by no means universal, it still made an impression on me. In my head, American grandparents … [Read more...] about I Hope I Dream of Popo Helps Reconnect People
Click below to listen to the author reading this article: By Rifk Ebeid As soon as I step foot onto its soil, I am always overtaken by the incredible freshness of its air. Palestine, my beloved homeland. A place that enriches my spirit with its rich history, vibrant culture, and bountiful … [Read more...] about Using Literature to Give Children a Historic View of Palestine
By LaRonda Gardner Middlemiss Books were not really a big feature in my childhood. I don’t have memories of bringing home picture books from the school library, or of picture books being read aloud in class. Instead, what I have, are a few very specific book-related memories. The first is of … [Read more...] about Picture Book Author Laronda Gardner Middlemiss Writes so Her Son Can See Himself in Books
By Asha Sridhar From learning to love your unique name to bonding with someone different from you, here are five picture books that show us how to build a truly inclusive society. Lovely by Jess Hong How lovely it is to look at the world through Jess Hong’s untainted Lovely lens. Tall, … [Read more...] about 5 Picture Books About Inclusion for Children (And Everyone Else)
Today we're pleased to welcome Angela Joy to the WNDB blog to discuss her picture book BLACK IS A RAINBOW COLOR, out now! A child reflects on the meaning of being Black in this moving and powerful anthem about a people, a culture, a history, and a legacy that lives on. Red is a rainbow … [Read more...] about Q&A with Angela Joy: BLACK IS A RAINBOW COLOR