"They Will Ask Us" explores the questions, the well-meaning and the not, that people will bring to others around their identities. It uses figurative language to embrace the message of self-acceptance and empathy. I had the incredible pleasure to engage with Author Lexa Duno-Andreu in an interview. I love all my interviews with authors, but this one I had some deep questions for because of how I personally connected with the book. Check out the interview!
Countering Stereotypes & Creating Mirrors: An Interview with M.O. Yuksel
"In My Mosque" is a picture book created to spread joy and counter tragedy! After reading it, I could tell there was a deep story and inspiration behind this book. Therefore, I reached out to M.O. Yuksel to see if she would be interested in an interview. And, luckily, she said yes! Check out our interview below.
15 Wonderful Women of Color Authors
I am SO excited to write this list of 15 Wonderful Women of Color Authors! Even though it is not Women’s History Month anymore, we need to uplift women of color authors as much as possible. Also, I want to point out that this list is definitely not exhaustive and there are SO many more Wonderful Women of Color authors than the 15 I list here. Check out our social media and website resources to find more suggestions!
Rest in Power, John Lewis: Continuing His Legacy Through His Words and Books
Thank you, Congressman John Lewis, for your service, your legend, and your legacy! You will live on through not only your words and actions, but the community you served and the world you inspired. We take a look at the books John Lewis leaves behind.
Embracing Diversity & Intersectionality: An Interview with CM Harris
CM Harris's book explores diversity, identity, and intersectionality. Check out our interview with her as we discuss these topics!
Mirror Making: A Conversation with Daria Peoples-Riley
When I finally got my hands on Daria Peoples-Riley's book, I was instantly captivated by her illustrations: Wow, just wow. I felt like I was right next to the main character, walking through a well-loved community. I just had to feature this book and author-illustrator on Colorful Pages! Luckily, when I reached out, Daria agreed to do an interview to discuss her own story and latest picture book.
Rest in Power, Toni Morrison
A tribute to one of the greatest minds in American literature and diverse books, Toni Morrison.
An Interview with Samuel Narh: Strong Identity, Diverse Books, & “Maisie’s Scrapbook”
I was also able to interview Samuel about his background, his experiences as an author, and Maisie’s Scrapbook. I hope you enjoy the ideas and thoughts of this great author as much as I have.
An Interview with Lee Cataluna: Ordinary ‘Ohana and Real Inspiration
Meet Lee Cataluna, author of "Ordinary 'Ohana", a diverse picture book depicting a Hawaiian family. Read our interview to hear about her inspiration for the book, see early mockups of the illustrations, and learn more about this brilliant author!