September 21, 2017

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YA: Quirky Romance, Tough Decisions, & a Timely “Tick Tock Man” | August 2017 Xpress Reviews

This month’s YA web-only reviews feature a new voice in gritty contemporary fiction, a teenage spin on Yoruba folklore, the psychological push-pull of social media mind games, and more.

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Seven Self-Published Children’s Books That Celebrate Diversity | Indie Voices

In the inaugural Indie Voices column, librarian Amy Martin curates a strong list of self-published titles that depict and celebrate diversity.

Black Authors and Self-Publishing

Systematic exclusion in traditional publishing has fostered a community of self-published authors of color who are committed to social justice.

Fusenews: Don’t Let the Pigeon Shoot First

Hi-ho, folks. Well, there’s a nice little second part to that interview I did with Kidlit TV last week.  Basically, if you’ve ever wanted me to predict the Newbery and Caldecott on air or offer up my assessment of the worst written children’s book of 2014, you are in luck.  I think there may even […]

A Storied Past: The best tales are often found right inside your own front door

A 1998 photo of Zetta Elliott in her classroom atDecatur Clearpool Beacon School.

When I tell people I’m the daughter of two public school teachers, many wrongly assume I grew up in a house full of books. According to my earliest report cards, I had an active imagination and at times my teachers had to curb my enthusiasm for sharing stories with my classmates. Yet when I look back on my childhood, I realize that storytelling skipped […]