Uma Krishnaswami Reads for Día

Throughout this month’s Díapalooza we’re showing brief videos of some of the Día Author and Illustrator Ambassadors reading aloud. They’ve created these videos especially for Díapalooza. Today Uma Krishnaswami reads from her new book Out of the Way! Out of … Continue reading

Margarita Engle Reads for Día

Throughout this month’s Díapalooza, we’ll feature brief videos of some of the Día Author and Illustrator Ambassadors reading from their books. Our first is Margarita Engle reading at Arne Nixon Center for the Study of Children’s Literature. Margarita reads from her newest book, … Continue reading

Creativity Salon: an Interview with Monica Brown

I’ll begin by saying: I’ve had the pleasure of occasionally spending time with warm, energetic and talented Monica Brown. Congratulations on your eleven wonderful children’s books, Monica! Welcome to Bookjoy Creativity Salon! 1. You are an author, presenter, professor, friend … Continue reading

Creativity Salon: an Interview with Guadalupe Garcia McCall

I’ll begin by saying:  Who has her first book coming out this fall?  My guest Guadalupe Garcia McCall. Her verse novel, Under the Mesquite, will be published in September. I met Guadalupe through e-mail, and we soon discovered our many connections including … Continue reading