Monica Brown on All Things Considered

Enjoy this insightful NPR interview with my wonderful and talented friend Monica Brown. “It wasn’t until I had children … that I decided to write for children,” Brown tells NPR’s Arun Rath. “I knew I wanted to write stories that … Continue reading

Pura Belpré and Américas Children’s Book Awards

The most recent issue of the enewsletter, NoveList School News, focuses on the theme of multicultural literature and includes an interview with Jamie Campbell Naidoo, Ph.D., a professor in the School of Library and Information Studies at the University of … Continue reading

Creativity Salon: an Interview with Raphael López

Today we’re featuring a reprise of an interview with Raphael López, the illustrator of Book Fiesta!, Pat’s book about Día. The original interview was done in March 2009. An interview with Rafael López Rafael López illustrated Pat’s book Yum! ¡Mmm! ¡Qué … Continue reading

Pura Belpré Awards

On January 18, many significant awards for the top books, audiobooks and video for children and teens were announced at the American Library Association’s Midwinter meeting. Included in the announcements were the Pura Belpré Awards honoring Latino writers and illustrators … Continue reading