A Response to “Why Hasn’t the Number of Multicultural Books Increased In Eighteen Years?”

I read this article with great interest. I’ve been writing about the need for children’s literature that reflects our reality for over twenty years. I remember sitting in an audience and hearing Virginia Hamilton and Arnold Adoff ask the same … Continue reading

¡Gracias! ¡Gracias!

¡Gracias! ¡Gracias! I end our 4th Annual Díapalooza with the same theme I used on April 1: Mille grazie. Obrigado. Danke. Kitos. Merci. Thanks! Thousands of children and families across the country have enjoyed Día celebrations this month thanks to … Continue reading

Today is the Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe

From my Author’s Note in The Beautiful Lady: Our Lady of Guadalupe People around the world, from diverse backgrounds and economic levels, come to seek her help, to fulfill a promise, and to gaze at Juan Diego’s cloak, or tilma, … Continue reading