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Sydney Taylor

This is my copy of All-of-a-Kind Family, the first in a series of books by Sydney Taylor. I loved this book as a kid and I still show it off when I visit schools. Because when I discovered this book, I … Continue reading

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Take Care

Take Care, a picture book about taking care of the world — and each other — came out this week. It’s illustrated by Giuliana Gregori. I write about where the idea for the book started over here and I don’t … Continue reading

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Putting it out to the universe…

My friend Kristen Lippert-Martin said recently that if there were things I wanted to do, I should just put them out there to the universe. She meant mentioning it to actual humans in the hopes that they might have connections … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolutions

For the past few years, I’ve been compiling a list of new year’s resolutions from the kidlit community. This year’s list is out now, but instead of appearing in this space, I’m sending you over to my friend Rachael’s blog … Continue reading

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Telling stories

When I worked at the Roanoke Times, I covered a few KKK marches in Radford and in Blacksburg, both Virginia college towns. The hardest part, for me, was watching small kids marching alongside their parents. I remember, especially, a young … Continue reading

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