By Gayleen Rabakukk
At Cynsations this week we’re taking a deep dive into picture book biographies by interviewing eight debut biography authors. But first, today we’re kicking things off by featuring Bethany Hegedus, author of five published picture book biographies and more on the way.
Earlier this year I attended an SCBWI workshop where you discussed Social Emotional Learning.
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By Traci Sorell
Getting a sneak peek at a beautiful picture book before it’s printed always brings me joy. When the book combines poetry and breathtaking images, my joy increases and my heart sings.
That’s what happened when I saw Evan Turk’s You Are Home: An Ode to the National Parks (Atheneum,
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By Karen Leggett
Brenda Randolph, founder and director of Africa Access, was raised in the segregated schools and libraries of Richmond, Virginia.
“I was an avid reader, but I never encountered crude racism in children’s books,” she said. “I remember being irritated by some comments, but I never came upon viciously racist sentiments or characters. Continue Reading Guest Post: Karen Leggett Salutes the Children’s Africana Book Awards »
By Bethany Hegedus
There are craft books on writing and parenting books galore, but nothing on how to be a “Writer Mama.”
I’ve watched many friends make the transition, somehow blurry-eyed making it to the page in between breast feeding and diaper changes.
I’ve witnessed my friends with kids in elementary school put in longer hours, Continue Reading Guest Post: Bethany Hegedus on Writer Mama Survival Guide »