Outgoing Austin SCBWI RA Debbie Dunn was kind enough to send me an article “Connecting The World: Creating Ethnic Fiction for Today’s Young Readers” by Judy Bradley from the October 2004 issue of Children’s Writer: Newsletter of Writing And Publishing Trends.
Big congrats to Stephanie Marshall, who just found out she was accepted as a student in the MFA program in writing for children and young adults at Vermont College.
Lots of keying in this weekend while Greg is going over the galleys for Tofu and T.Rex (Little Brown, spring 2005). It’s exciting to see it typeset.
An African Princess by Lyra Edmonds, illustrated by Anne Wilson (Candlewick, 2004). Lyra has always been told she is an African princess, even though princess with freckles who live on the tenth floor are rare. But when other kids doubt her, she begins to wonder herself. Will a trip visit to Taunte May, an African princess herself, clear up any confusion? A joyous celebration of self in engaging, lively illustrations. Features a biracial family. Ages 4-up.