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 →
The United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY) is seeking applicants for the Bridge to Understanding Award. This award formally acknowledges the work of adults who create programs that use children´s books to explore cultures around the world …Continue reading →
Pat wants to share this OP-ED piece from the New York Times, “Reading Books is Fundamental” by Charles M. Blow. Here’s an excerpt: “As I raced past the children’s books, they stopped me. Books to me were things most special. …Continue reading →
I was in Philadelphia for ALA Midwinter and look what I saw! Pat’s newest books, co-authored with her daughter Libby Martinez, were featured by her publishers, Groundwood and Knopf/Random. April can’t come soon enough!
Once again, the Center for the Study of Multicultural Children’s Literature (CSMCL) is awarding a $500.00 grant in selected multicultural children’s books to a library that serves children and their families who are having a Día library program, El día …Continue reading →