We are very excited to welcome yet another author to our Multicultural Children’s Book Day Spotlight: Shining the Light on Inclusive Authors & Illustrators series! Today we are welcoming author Natasha Yim. Her latest book with Charlesbridge is Goldy Luck and the Three Pandas.
Today, the Multicultural Children’s Book Day Spotlight is on JaNay Brown-Wood!
We are thrilled to welcome yet another author to our Multicultural Children’s Book Day Spotlight: Shining the Light on Inclusive Authors & Illustrators series! This week we are shining the spotlight on Sharon M. Draper, author of Stella by Starlight.
Sharon M. Draper is a professional educator as well as an accomplished writer. She has been honored as the National Teacher of the Year, is a five-time winner of the Coretta Scott King Literary Awards, and is a New York Times bestselling author. She was selected as Ohio’s Outstanding High School Language Arts Educator, Ohio Teacher of the Year, and was chosen as a NCNW Excellence in Teaching Award winner. She is a Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award winner, and was the Duncanson Artist-in-Residence for the Taft Museum. She is a YWCA Career Woman of Achievement, and is the recipient of the Dean’s Award from Howard University School of Education, the Pepperdine University Distinguished Alumnus Award, the Marva Collins Education Excellence Award, and the Governor’s Educational Leadership Award. [Read more…]
Illustrators series! This week we are welcoming Tricia Brown, author of Children of the Midnight Sun: Young Native Voices of Alaska.
Tricia Brown is an author, editor, and book developer. She travels often and is a popular speaker in schools, libraries, and events in Alaska as well as the Lower 48. Her multimedia presentations, which include lessons on Alaska natural history and culture, regularly receive high praise from educators and parents. She loves to get kids excited about reading, writing, and art. [Read more…]
We are thrilled to welcome yet another author to our Multicultural Children’s Book Day Spotlight: Shining the Light on Inclusive Authors & Illustrators series! This week we are shining the spotlight on Meg Medina, author of Tía Isa Wants a Car.
We would like to welcome SILVER Omnibus Publishing!
Baltimore based and woman owned and run since 1998, The Omnibus Publishing (TOP) rebranded to its current set up in January, 2014. Currently a division of Reading Pandas, Inc. Omnibus offers publishing and minor editing services for authors of various genres. By embracing and marrying certain technologies, TOP will provide a significant edge in the e-book world. The Omnibus Publishing produces traditional print books and multi-sensory ebooks & apps that encourage readers of all ages to: Explore. Dream. Discover.While their current focus is on children’s literature, Omnibus plans to expand to all genres as they grow. They shared that they love the idea of hosting a Multicultural Children’s Book Day want to support this cause!
Omnibus will be offering a new kidlit book, starring characters of diversity , in 2015, including A Fairy Tale, (February 1st, 2015) starring fairies from all walks of life. As for upcoming awards, Omnibus shared that author Candy Grant was anonymously nominated for the Ezra Jack Keats New Author Award!
Feel free to learn more about Omnibus Publishing and their catalegue of beautiful books HERE or connect with them via social media:
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Multicultural Children’s Book Day Spotlight: Shining the Light on Inclusive Authors & Illustrators continues! This week we are shining the spotlight on author is Bliss Group’ Books’ Desirae Foston for The Hawaiian Hiatus of Herkimer Street!
We’d like to welcome Felicia capers, author of Enough of Frankie Already! and founder of Posh Publishing, LLC!!
Author Kate Hannigan wants everyone to know about a FREE Diversity in KidLit event in Chicago coming up in January:
Friday, January 23rd
57th Street Books
1301 East 57th Street in Chicago [Read more…]
For our Multicultural Children’s Book Author spotlight series, we are thrilled to have Cynthia Kadohata talking about her latest book, Half a World Away.