By Isabel Taswell Today we're pleased to welcome Akwaeke Emezi to the WNDB blog to discuss YA novel Bitter, out now! After a childhood in foster care, Bitter is thrilled to have been chosen to attend Eucalyptus, a special school where she can focus on her painting surrounded by other creative … [Read more...] about Q&A With Akwaeke Emezi, Bitter
#SharpieActivism: Annotating Books As a Movement for Change
By Remi Kalir, University of Colorado Denver and Antero Garcia, Stanford University Annotation can be more than just an effective reading comprehension strategy. As educators and librarians are learning, it can be a form of activism and advocating for change. A young adult visiting the North … [Read more...] about #SharpieActivism: Annotating Books As a Movement for Change
Q&A With De Nichols, Art of Protest
By Michele Kirichanskaya Today we're thrilled to welcome De Nichols to the WNDB Blog to discuss Art of Protest: Creating, Discovering, and Activating Art for Your Revolution, out November 11, 2021! From Keith Haring to Extinction Rebellion, the civil rights movement to Black Lives Matter, what … [Read more...] about Q&A With De Nichols, Art of Protest
Let’s Talk About Political Activism!
WNDB is well acquainted with grassroots organizing—#WeNeedDiverseBooks began as a rallying cry on social media six years ago. Our message is no less urgent today, and diverse books are only the beginning. During difficult times the call becomes much louder, but it is always present. We know that … [Read more...] about Let’s Talk About Political Activism!
Q&A With Bethany C. Morrow, A Song Below Water
Today we’re pleased to welcome Bethany C. Morrow to the WNDB blog to discuss her YA novel A Song Below Water, out June 2, 2020! Tavia is already at odds with the world, forced to keep her siren identity under wraps in a society that wants to keep her kind under lock and key. Never mind she's also … [Read more...] about Q&A With Bethany C. Morrow, A Song Below Water