New Native Imprint
Cynthia Leitich Smith named author-curator of Heartdrum at Harper
MG Short Story
Writing "Girl's Best Friend," led Cyn to adopt a real-life shelter dog
American Indian Youth Literature (YA) Award; Paperback Avail. April 14
I am happy to welcome debut illustrator Qing Zhuang to Cynsations today to talk about her journey and what motivates her to create books for kids.
What first inspired you to write/illustrate for young readers?
Books were my best friends. Growing up, I had a lot of things I wanted to say but couldn’t do so directly, partially due to language,