February 18, 2023 by Betsy Bird
The idea of taking an autobiography and turning it into a series of found-verse poems not only breaks with convention, it opens up an entire world of possibility when dealing with firsthand accounts from history. A triumphant tale of enslavement, education, and ultimate freedom, all true, all as you’ve never seen it before.
September 29, 2022 by Betsy Bird
A collaborative title by Monica Edinger and Lesley Younge is seeing its release in spring of 2023. I have the interview and cover reveal here today.
February 19, 2016 by Betsy Bird
First and foremost, this: That would be Kadir Nelson’s tribute to the Schomburg Library in NYC. In an amazing bit of research you can see that he includes both the old Schomburg Library (now overrun with ivy) and the new Schomburg together at the bottom. Love that fine attention to detail. In all the talks we’ve […]
October 7, 2014 by Betsy Bird
With Comic Con NYC later this week, publisher previews on the rise, and various work-related meetings, talks, and speeches I’m just the teeniest tiniest bit busy this week. But no matter! It is you, dear readers, that give me what for and how to. For you I would forgo all the sleep in the world. […]
August 23, 2013 by Betsy Bird
Africa Is My Home: A Child of the Amistad By Monica Edinger Illustrated by Robert Byrd Candlewick Press $17.99 ISBN: 978-0-7636-5038-4 Ages 9-12 On shelves October 8th It’s no secret that nonfiction in children’s literature is the buzzword of the day. Thanks to the rise of interest in the Core Curriculum State Standards, kids are […]
June 16, 2013 by Betsy Bird
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTG1UG2vIdo&feature=embed Oh, like I was going to start off with anything else this week. Dahl was robbed! During BEA, one of the women of the hour was our own Monica Edinger (who blogged about the experience here). Her upcoming book Africa Is My Home: A Child of the Amistad is so remarkable that it is […]
January 13, 2013 by Betsy Bird
Now this is really neat. There’s a series called BOOKD through THINKR (apparently E’s are considered gauche these days) that will take a topic and really go into it with a panel of experts. In this particular case the question is whether or not you should re-read Charlotte’s Web. Author Bruce Coville and teacher/blogger/author Monica […]
September 15, 2010 by Betsy Bird
Oh man. I need to get my third Newbery/Caldecott predictions up and pronto. Now that the Heavy Medal blog has entered the arena again you just know that the debating is about to begin. Already I can see that I’ll have to fight tooth and nail for my beloved One Crazy Summer and that Nina […]
by Colby Sharp
A Fuse #8 Production
by Betsy Bird
by Emily Mroczek-Bayci
Good Comics for Kids
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