Voices from the Civil Rights Movement: Interview With Moses Teel Jr.

In this guest post, we interview author Pamela M. Tuck’s father, Moses Teel Jr., the inspiration behind As Fast As Words Could Fly.


The Gift of Hope: Guadalupe Garcia McCall on first books

Author/poet Guadalupe Garcia McCall reveals how the mission of First Book, to get low-income children their very first book, is a reality that many children face, including herself when she was growing up.

Introducing the Holocaust to Children Through Books

Marcia Vaughan, author of IRENA’S JARS OF SECRETS, shares her thoughts on how to talk to children about the Holocaust using books.

“Board” of Women? Our roundup of Women’s History Month books

Recommendations of great books for Women’s History Month, with a focus on women of color

Black History Month: Why Remember Bill Traylor?

Who was Bill Traylor, and why should we remember him? Author Don Tate shares his thoughts on one of America’s most important outsider artists.

Black History Month: Why Remember Arthur Ashe?

Everyone knows Frederick Douglass and Martin Luther King, Jr., but there are many other African Americans who have contributed to the rich fabric of our country but whose names have fallen through the cracks of history. We’ve asked some of our authors who chose to write biographies of these talented leaders why we should remember […]