Author Archives: Hannah

Rukhsana Khan on Cross-Cultural Writing and Achieving True Diversity

Rukhsana Khan shares her comments from the NCTE opening session on cross-cultural writing and what it takes to achieve true diversity.

Infographic: 10 Ways to Lend a Hand on #GivingTuesday

In honor of #GivingTuesday, here are 10 great ways to lend a hand!

What Daniel Handler’s National Book Award Comments Say About Publishing

Why Daniel Handler’s comments at the National Book Award ceremony say a lot about the publishing community.

Big News in Diversity: Big Hero 6 Tops Box Office

We celebrate a big win for diversity this week as Big Hero 6 beats out Interstellar at the box office, proving that diversity sells.

Dream Casting for Our Favorite YA Novels

We share our dream casting for three of our favorite (diverse) YA books: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, Eleanor and Park, and Killer of Enemies.

A Visit With the Open Book Foundation

Author Mark Greenwood and illustrator Frané Lessac visit a school in Washington, DC with An Open Book Children’s Literacy Foundation.

Recap: Diversity Panels at New York Comic Con 2014

Tu Books Publisher Stacy Whitman recaps the Geeks of Color Go Pro and Women of Color in Comics panels from New York Comic Con 2014.

An Interview with Lin Oliver on SCBWI’S Emerging Voices Award

We interview Lin Oliver, Executive Director of the SCBWI, about the SCBWI’s Emerging Voices Award for authors of color.

How Common Core’s book choices fail children of color

In this essay, educators Jane M. Gangi and Nancy Benfer discuss the Common Core’s book choices, why they fall short when it comes to children of color, and how to do better.

Gender Matters? Swedish Picture Books and Gender Ambiguity

Librarian and scholar Laura Reiko Simeon discusses how gender and gender-ambiguous characters are handled in Swedish picture books.