Seven Books to Get and Gift in a Post-Election World

As we process and prod the results November’s US election, we begin to search for a way forward. What can we do now? How can we work for change? We need a plan of action in an uncertain world. Trump’s campaign fueled division and fear. He told Americans: immigrants are dangerous. People who pray aContinue reading “Seven Books to Get and Gift in a Post-Election World”

The Crossover by Kwame Alexander

At SCBWI-LA over the summer, I had the pleasure of hearing Kwame Alexander speak in a keynote and a very inspiring session on poetry. Hearing Alexander in person reminded me how great The Crossover is––and how this novel in verse has a lot to teaching aspiring kidlit writers about their craft. Here are three things writers can take awayContinue reading “The Crossover by Kwame Alexander”