CELEBRATE WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH WITH AUTHOR EMILY ARNOLD MCCULLY
In celebration of Women’s History Month, we sat down with Caldecott award-winning author and illustrator, Emily Arnold McCully, via satellite to talk about her book “She Did It! 21 Women Who Changed The Way We Think”
EDWIDGE DANTICAT’S NEW KID’S BOOK EXPLORES A MOTHER’S CARING TOUCH
What’s a world without a mother’s love?
Haitian-American author and writer Edwidge Danticat is releasing a new children’s book celebrating motherhood, and specifically how a mother cares for her child when he or she is ill.
NICHOLASA MOHR’S “NILDA” IS IN THE RUNNING TO BE THE NEW YORK CITY’S SUMMER BOOK
Nilda is one of five books selected for this year’s One Book, One New York program. Read an excerpt here. “Pushing open the door, Nilda yelled, ‘They are doing it; they’re going to open the hydrant! Hurry up before the cops come.’”
JACQUELINE WOODSON’S “ANOTHER BROOKLYN” IS IN THE RUNNING TO BE NEW YORK CITY’S SUMMER BOOK
Jacqueline Woodson’s Another Brooklyn is one of five books selected for this year’s One Book, One New York program. Read an excerpt here. “For a long time, my mother wasn’t dead yet. Mine could have been a more tragic story.”
ADEYEMI, TURPIN WIN TOP AWARDS AT 2019 AUDIES
The 24th Annual Audie Awards were held last night at Guastavino’s in Manhattan….
Before She Was Harriet by Lesa Cline-Ransome, narrated by SiSi Aisha Johnson, January LaVoy, Lisa Renee Pitts, and Bahni Turpin (Live Oak Media)
NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS: RENEE WATSON
Author Renée Watson talks about her prize-winning YA title, Piecing Me Together and her most recent book, Watch Us Rise (co-written with Ellen Hagan). Both look at the lived experiences of black girls as they grapple with identity right at the intersection of race, class, and gender.
FOUR NEW BOOKS TO INSPIRE YOUNG READERS
At the beginning of the powerful, intelligent YA novel “Watch Us Rise”, best friends Jasmine Gray and Chelsea Spencer announce their goal for junior year: to “totally shut down the patriarchal systems of oppression.” Co-authors Renee Watson, who won a Newbery Honor last year for “Piecing Me Together,”and poet and activist Ellen Hagan chart the course as their two protagonists take strong action to do just that.