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Interview w Andrew Aydin, Scripter of The March, Part III: Diversity in Indie Comics

And here is the rousing conclusion to my chat with Andrew Aydin, in which we discuss diversity in publishing, awesome authors/books, and why all of this is so important! (Check out Part I and Part II if you missed them! … Continue reading

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Building Empathy: Using Graphic Novels to Teach Critical Literacy

I was asked by Teaching Tolerance to write an article about how educators can use graphic novels in the classroom to teach social justice issues. This will appear in their fall issue as a companion article to the piece that Andrew … Continue reading

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New Reader-Friendly Blog Format! (w Giveaways)

Hi y’all! I have been thinking about you and this blog a lot in the past few months. And I’ve been thinking most about how I could make this into a site that really benefited teachers, writers, librarians, and other … Continue reading

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Should the Conversation About Diversity Actually BE a Conversation? (Instead of a Set of Politically Correct Rants?)

So #WeNeedDiverseBooks has incorporated. That’s great. Hopefully they will actually be able to make real change now that they can raise money. And a few posts back I highlighted some of the other great, tangible things that different groups are doing … Continue reading

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Superheroes are Real!: An Interview with Lyn Miller-Lachmann

A few weeks ago, I got to review Rogue by the wonderful and talented Lyn Miller-Lachmann. But Lyn doesn’t just write fabulous books that deal with diversity and kids facing adversity. She, herself, has a great deal of lived experience dealing with … Continue reading

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Varian Johnson: Where Are All the Black Boys?

My friend the fabulous writer Varian Johnson posted this thoughtful essay on his blog and gave me permission to re-post it here. Where are all the black boys? Last week, author and librarian Betsy Bird posted this on Twitter: “At the risk of … Continue reading

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