Happy Perfect Picture Book Friday, dear friends. I’ve always loved road trips. When my husband and I were first married, we were both teachers, and with the summer ahead of us, we’d plan a road trip. Twice we went cross-country…and many times we drove up to Canada or down to Washington, DC. We worried about money. We worried about weather. But we didn’t worry about whether it would be safe for us to be in a certain town after dark. And we didn’t worry about finding a place to eat or sleep. That’s because we were white. Traveling back in the day wasn’t so easy for people of color. In fact, it could be downright dangerous. Then Victor Hugo Green created the Green Book.Continue reading
Happy Perfect Picture Book Friday, dear friends. Yesterday was Thanksgiving – I feel blessed to be able to share my writing journey with all of you and I love sharing my favorite picture books also. And today’s story is one of them…it launches in just a few days…so you are getting a sneak peek right here – plus a chance to win a copy! This book is a tribute to teachers everywhere – another thing many of us are thankful for…great teachers!Continue reading
Happy Perfect Picture Book Friday, dear friends. It’s been a busy week – lots of Zoom meetings with some of my #PBChat Mentees and Runner-ups. And then on Wednesday, I joined ‘You’ve Got Mel’ for a podcast chat with the amazing Mel Rosenberg who is a university professor in Tel Aviv, a micro biologist, an inventor…and someone who writes picture book stories – what an incredible combination, right? At the end of this post I’ll include a link to the interview in case you are interested in finding out even more about me than you already know. I talk about Trick or Treating when I was 5-years-old – our apartment house had 104 families – our candy bags were definitely full…about how various mentors helped guide my writing path…and so much more!
But right now, I’m sure you are tired of waiting…even if we are all waiting together…for today’s Perfect Picture Book!Continue reading