Author Spotlight Series · immigration · picture book

How My Immigrant Experiences Inspires My Book Ideas

Aya Khalil shares how she got ideas for her award-winning picture book, THE ARABIC QUILT, and experiences that inspired it. She talks about the importance of telling own voices and immigrant stories.

immigration · interview · mentor texts · patricia machlachlan

Q&A with Patricia MacLachlan + a Giveaway

Like you, I read lots of books.  One of my favorite authors has long been Patricia MacLachlan, who I believe is one of the most exquisite writers of our time.  Her newest book, Nora's Chicks, with illustrations by Kathryn Brown is yet another book filled with the kind of writer's craft we'd like young writers… Continue reading Q&A with Patricia MacLachlan + a Giveaway