2015

Counting on Community

I spoke with Innosanto Nagara in 2013 when A is for Activist first hit the shelves. Inno brought this debut picture book into the world through a successful crowdfunding campaign, which then led to publication with Seven Stories Press in English and Spanish, as well as the recent release of a Swedish edition. I’m always… Read more »

Book announcement!

Farrar, Straus and Giroux is publishing my first picture book, I LOVE YOU FOR MILES AND MILES ! Here’s the announcement in the May 27, 2015 PW Children’s Bookshelf Rights Report: I’m so grateful to my fabulous agent Kathleen Rushall, and thrilled to be working with such an incredible and talented team!

Author interview with Elaine Dimopoulos

I spoke with author Elaine Dimopoulos about her terrific debut YA, Material Girls, released today! This novel is great fun and takes a satisfyingly subversive look at the fashion industry. Material Girls is a wonderful contribution to activism kidlit, portraying what it can take to take a stand. (Warning: This interview contains spoilers.)   The labor organizers in Material Girls… Read more »

Author interview with Miranda Paul

One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia By Miranda Paul, Illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon Millbrook Press, 2015 In One Plastic Bag, Miranda Paul relays the story of a very creative local solution, by Isatou Ceesay and her fellow “recycling women” in Njau, Gambia, to the very global problem of plastic trash…. Read more »