The importance of #ownvoices authors and their literature of witness for a new generation of African-American teens as we confront a nation in crisis.
The Literature of Witness
Publishing and Resistance
Honoring a Protector of Refugees, Aristides de Sousa Mendes
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Remembering how YA literature changed after the election of Ronald Reagan in 1980 and why we may still have weighty books about diversity and #resistance today.
As countries in Europe and North America debate the admission of refugees, I remember the courageous work of Holocaust rescuer Aristides de Sousa Mendes.
Confession of my weekend ritual and guilty pleasure of visiting open houses when I have no intention to buy.
The process of installing LED lights in Little Brick Township leads me to reflect on the choices and tradeoffs we make as artists and writers.
Twelve books for preteen and teen readers that portray young people as political activists in the U.S. and throughout the world in the 20th century.