On the night of that child’s 4th birthday in March 2015, they looked their mother straight in the eye (still wearing their favorite Elsa gown from the day’s birthday festivities) and proudly declared, “Mom, I’m not a boy. I’m a girl. In my heart and in my brain.”
SELF-PUBLISHING: A CHANGING LANDSCAPE
Guest Post by Audrey Beth Stein There’s been an explosion of self-published books in recent years. Including self-published picture books. Technology has evolved to make
Five New YA Books Perfect for Pride Month
If you’re looking for a little queer lit to dive into this pride month, you’ve got no shortage of options. But just in case, here are five new YA Reads published just this month to help you celebrate!
Book Review: Jacob’s School Play: Starring He, She and They
It’s not often that you see a picture book on the banned book list but Ian and Sarah Hoffman, authors of the Jacob books, are
7 “Gentle” Graphic Novels for Kids and Teens Guaranteed to Make You Say “Aww…”
We’ve all heard it before: conflict is what drives stories. This idea has led to a market where bestsellers are stuffed with ever-increasing stakes that
INTERVIEW WITH DEBUT AUTHOR, NONIEQA RAMOS
Interview with debut picture book author, NoNieqa Ramos.
Book Reviews: Papa, Daddy, & Riley and Who’s Your Real Mom?
The Diverse BookFinder is a collection of children’s picture books featuring diverse story lines and characters. It is a comprehensive list, not necessarily a “must
LESLEA NEWMAN, Prolific #Kidlit Author
CAROL GORDON EKSTER: Leslea Newman is a well-known, award-winning #kidlit author. We are honored to have her here on Writers’ Rumpus. Leslea, you have quite
This Is How I Grow: Wesley Davies, Versatile Illustrator
This is How I Grow by Dia L. Michels was beautifully illustrated by new talent Wesley Davies whose digital art skilfully depicts various species
Girls of Storm and Shadow by Natasha Ngan, a review
Ngan’s recently released second book in the trilogy is as compelling as the original. If you have gift cards to spend this holiday season, these
This is a chronicle of two books: a young adult novel banned from a school and a book group, and a middle grade novel