February 22, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

Fuse 8 n’ Kate: Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears

She’s no household name, though Verna Aardema has been behind some of the most memorable books in the field of children’s literature. And yet, we could easily have a lot of debate about authenticity and appropriation as it relates to her books. Her best known to this day, I would argue, would have to be […]

McKissack and Dooley Honored with 2012 PEN Awards

Yesterday, young adult author Sarah Dooley and Newbery Honor-winning Patricia C. McKissack were named recipients of the 2012 Pen Literary Awards.

Leo Dillon, the First African American Caldecott Winner, Dies at 79

Leo Dillon, the first African American to win the Caldecott Medal, died May 26 in Brooklyn, NY, following “complications of a sudden illness requiring lung surgery,” says Bonnie Verburg, his longtime editor at Scholastic’s Blue Sky Press. He was 79.