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Different selections of children’s books I like

Nicole Chen: Picture Book Author and Middle Grade Novelist

Welcome to Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Nicole Chen: Picture Book Author and Middle Grade Novelist  We conclude Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with an insightful interview featuring children’s author Nicole Chen. Initially, Nicole’s writing didn’t focus on Asian/American characters. However, in response to the surge of hatred stemming from the Covid pandemic, …

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Maria Scrivan: Graphic Novelist and Syndicated Cartoonist

The Nat series and “Half Full” by NYT Best Selling Author and Syndicated Columnist Maria Scrivan Maria is living her childhood dream, embracing the dual roles of syndicated cartoonist and a graphic novelist with gusto. Her creative canvas is the everyday emotional rollercoaster, where joy and challenges intertwine, and humor and joy acts as the …

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Jerry Craft: Award-Winning Graphic Novelist, Author and Publisher

Jerry Craft: Award-Winning, #1 NYT Best-selling Author of New Kid, Class Act, School Trip and many more Jerry Craft has arguably done more for African American children’s literature as any modern author/publisher. His most well-known graphic novel trilogy, New Kids, Class Act, and School Trip, are relatable, educational, and fun for middle grade and up. Because they are …

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Rebecca Balcarcel: Middle Grade Novelist and Poet

Rebecca Balcarcel: Award-Winning Middle Grade Novelist and Poet Rebecca Balcarcel, award-winning middle grade novelist and poet takes us into her life through her work. Half Guatemalan, she believes in the importance of authenticity in writing. Her characters struggle with identity issues along with autism, cancer, Parkinson’s disease, and even death. She believes that middle graders …

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