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
Content note: This essay briefly mentions acts of racialized violence and also mentions the COVID-19 pandemic. By JoAnn Yao Over two months into quarantine, I have not been able to finish reading a single book. I feel shame as I share this, especially since I work for an organization that … [Read more...] about Finding Home in a World of Diverse Books
By Rebecca Wei Hsieh It’s hard to talk about Taiwan. I’ve spent forever agonizing over this piece, trying to approach it delicately so as not to anger folks on either side of the Taiwan Strait, to avoid being overtly political. The relationship between China and Taiwan is thorny at best. However, … [Read more...] about It’s Time for Children’s Literature to Talk About Taiwan