Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Donna Bray on Diversity

There's been a lot of discussion in the children's book world recently about diversity. Read a thoughtful Q&A with someone who knows what she's talking about, Donna Bray of Balzer+Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins. It's on a blog CBC Diversity which is associated with the Children's Book Council.

Friday, January 31, 2014

Caldecott Conversation

Two highly accomplished picture book creators, Chris Raschka and Jon Klassen trade illustrator advice with each other (and us) in this interview called A Caldecott Conversation from the informative 100 Scope Notes.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Boys, Girls, Women, Men

Another interesting article about children's book characters and gender has appeared, this time with a Jewish perspective, on the website of the online magazine "Tablet." Check it out. Think about the books you read and how often men vs. women, and girls vs. boys, appear, as well as the roles they play.