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I am thrilled to be part of a diverse group of authors and illustrators with 2020 picture-book debuts.

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Isn’t the logo adorable? Art is by Julie Rowan-Zoch, with design by Gregory Barrington. Both are members with forthcoming debuts.

I’m already learning so much from my fellow creators. It’s an honor to share this debut journey with them!

Book news: Picture book coming fall 2020 from Charlesbridge!

Here is the recent announcement from Publishers Weekly about a book I am co-editing with two amazing women, Jeanette Bradley and Keila V. Dawson. Taking the Mic: Fourteen Young Americans Making History, is forthcoming in 2020 from Charlesbridge!

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I can't wait to share this with kids. If only there were more room in the announcement, we could have shared all the amazing authors who have signed on to contribute: 

  • Nikki Grimes

  • Carole Boston Weatherford

  • Greg Neri

  • Traci Sorell

  • Janet Wong

  • Charles Waters

  • Hena Khan

  • Andrea J. Loney

  • Lesléa Newman

  • Guadalupe Garcia McCall

  • Fiona Morris

  • Joseph Bruchac

  • S. Bear Bergman

In the weeks and months to come, I’ll be sharing more about each of the young activists we’ll feature, as well as the contributors.