Linda Williams Jackson: “Midnight Without a Moon” and “A Sky Full of Stars”

It’s Mississippi in the summer of 1955, and Rose Lee Carter can’t wait to move north. For now, she’s living with her sharecropper grandparents on a white man’s cotton plantation. Then, one town over, an African American boy, Emmett Till, is … Continue reading Linda Williams Jackson: “Midnight Without a Moon” and “A Sky Full of Stars”

Maya Christina Gonzalez: Self love, activism, and LGBTQ+ Storytelling

Maya and I first crossed paths in the early 2000s. I was fresh out of publishing studies, working at Children’s Book Press* with dreams of starting a publishing house for underrepresented stories told from personal experience. Maya was a veteran … Continue reading Maya Christina Gonzalez: Self love, activism, and LGBTQ+ Storytelling

Building Power on the Margins: Social Justice Holiday Children’s Book Fair 2017

Most any significant endeavor calls for accomplices. – Phillipe Petit If you flock to high-profile exclusive events with VIPs and groupies, flashy swag bags and passed hors d’oeuvres (I had to look up how to spell that), the Social Justice … Continue reading Building Power on the Margins: Social Justice Holiday Children’s Book Fair 2017