March 7th – March 14th, 2013
ON OUR RADAR
- HarperCollins and Lee & Low create winning proposals for First Book’s Stories for All Project
- The Diversity in YA Tumblr, managed by YA authors Cindy Pon and Malinda Lo, is back!
- On Goodreads: Best YA Books with Non-White Protagonist
- Lovely interview with Grace Lin for the Girl Scouts’ Storyteller Series
- The CBC’s visual Ode to Ezra Jack Keats, who would have been 97 on 3/11/13
- For Women’s History Month, Open Road Media spotlights Virginia Hamilton (author of 41 books, including M. C. Higgins, the Great): Virginia Hamilton, The Great
- PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Alaya Dawn Johnson on the cultural, technological, and musical influences that helped shape the futuristic Brazilian setting of her new book.
- Two Rappers’ daughters are working on a YA novel: Lil Wayne’s daughter Reginae Carter and Birdman’s daughter Bria Williams have teamed up to write, “Paparazzi Princesses” – set to be published in June by “Cash Money Content.
- An Interview with Harlem’s Little Blackbird Author Renée Watson on Watch. Connect. Read.
- March 5: When We Wake by Karen Healey (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
- March 7: My Cold Plum Lemon Pie Bluesy Mood, by Tameka Fryer Brown, illustrated by Shane W. Evans (Viking Children’s/Penguin)
- March 26: Book trailer for Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass by Meg Medina (Candlewick)
Diversity in YA interviews the Tu Books New Visions Finalists (a new writing award for a debut author of color for a middle grade or young adult science fiction, fantasy, or mystery novel)
- March 23: Grace Lin to appear at Porter Square Books in support of Cambridge Friends School
- March 23: Karen Healey & Malinda Lo Headline Internet Chat at the Little Brown Lounge
- Beginning March 26: The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art Presents: Latino Folk Tales: Cuentos Populares Art by Latino Artists Through March 29: Tall Tales & Huge Hearts: Raúl Colón, National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature
- April 2: International Children’s Book Day – this year’s poster by Ashley Bryan
- April 30: Celebrate Día (Diversity in Action) , a nationally recognized initiative that emphasizes the importance of literacy for all children from all backgrounds
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT EARLIER THIS MONTH
Bless Me Ultima – the influential Chicano coming-of-age novel taught in high schools and colleges around the country – is a now a film.