March 31, 2020

Last week, I participated in a youth literacy group’s Women’s History Month program by sharing daily writing prompts with students. 

My last writing prompt was about broadening our idea of whose lives and accomplishments “deserve” celebration. Women who break records an...

March 29, 2020

For Women's History Month, Librarian and scholar Edith Campbell invited authors to share what they imagine for Black girls. For me, it's feeling free.

Read my post on her blog.

December 24, 2019

Someone recently asked me for tips to help him read more. It’s funny because I feel I can use some tips myself. 

As an author, editor, and communication strategist, I read a lot. I write a lot. I edit a lot. Manuscripts, blogs, articles, social media content. So mu...

November 4, 2019

It was great to be back at Weeksville in Brooklyn for another wonderful event - this time Well-Read Black Girl's first ever Family Day. 

I've been going to the Well-Read Black Girl Festival since its first year, and it's always an amazing and affirming experience. So I...

June 25, 2019

‪I spent the past two weekends with culture carriers, truth tellers, game changers,and  history makers.‬⁣ Last week was the Highlights Foundation Cultural Competency workshop. This weekend it was the 50th anniversary of the Coretta Scott King Awards.

The Coretta Scott K...

June 18, 2019

I usually live tweet diversity workshops/events I attend. I didn’t for the Building Cultural Competency in Children’s Publishing Symposium at @Highlights Foundation. 

I wanted to be fully present. Even handwriting notes seemed a bit intrusive. Yes, it was that deep.

My b...

April 14, 2019

My book, I’m a Big Sister Now, illustrated by the amazing talented Sylvia Walker, won the 2019 Benjamin Franklin Award for picture books (ages 4-7). 🎉 The award was presented by the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) at the 31st Annual Benjamin Franklin Aw...

February 19, 2019

I made my second trip to Cuba this February, as part of a delegation of Black publishers & writers. The purpose of our visit was to participate in the Havana International Bookfair. But given what’s important to us, Cuba’s history & the deep roots we share - the trip w...

December 18, 2018

Creativity was a big focus for me this year. I wanted to step up my support of Black creatives in particular, and invest more in my own creativity. 

So I was beyond geeked that I had an opportunity to write in Langston Hughes’ Harlem home, thanks to I, Too Arts Collecti...

October 15, 2018

If you follow Jayde_Robinson1 on Instagram, you already know she is a GREAT big sister. I'm so glad she could relate to my new book. It's like a big sister stamp of approval. 

Watch her super adorable video about I'm A Big Sister Now. The book officially launches tomorr...

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