World Read Aloud Day 2023: Zoom with a Self-Published Author or Illustrator!

World Read Aloud Day 2023 is just around the corner! This year’s annual celebration will be on February 1 and is brought to us by LitWorld and Scholastic. On World Read Aloud Day, authors and illustrators celebrate the power of reading aloud by volunteering their time to read to children around the world via Zoom!Continue reading “World Read Aloud Day 2023: Zoom with a Self-Published Author or Illustrator!”

World Read Aloud Day 2023 – A Call for Self-Published Author & Illustrator Volunteers!

World Read Aloud Day 2023 is coming! On February 1, 2023, authors and illustrators from around the world will do virtual visits for schools and libraries. LitWorld, which created World Read Aloud Day, explains it this way: LitWorld founded World Read Aloud Day in 2010 to celebrate the power of reading aloud to create communityContinue reading “World Read Aloud Day 2023 – A Call for Self-Published Author & Illustrator Volunteers!”

My Statement the Freedom to Read

Recently in my community, there was an attempt to have The Every Body Book: The LGBTQ+ Inclusive Guide for Kids about Sex, Gender, Bodies, and Families by Rachel E. Simon removed from the children’s section of our local library. The person who challenged the book wanted it moved to the adult section, calling it inappropriate.Continue reading “My Statement the Freedom to Read”

AJ’s Neighborhood: Release Postponed

Last week we made the decision to push back the release date on AJ’s Neighborhood. Here’s some of what happened: When Amanda and I originally began discussing the book, I imagined a much shorter amount of time for her to complete the illustrations. If I had my way, the book would have come on inContinue reading “AJ’s Neighborhood: Release Postponed”