(If you haven't completely filled your shopping cart or library-hold queue with the award winners I've already mentioned, the
dozens of titles celebrated by Rise
should take care of that.)
I'll be talking about
What Do You Do with a Voice Like That?
at the Texas Association for Literacy Education (TALE) conference later this month,
just as I did a couple of weeks ago
at the gathering of the Texas Council for Teachers of English Language Arts (TCTELA).
I love connecting Barbara Jordan's story to the crucial work that these educators do, as well as to my own work as an author, and hope there are many more such opportunities in store. If you know of any that you think I might be right for, please keep me in mind.
As part of Black History Month, librarian and literacy activist Edith Campbell has asked non-Black members of the children's literature community to recommend five to ten books written or illustrated by Black people.