June 2020

Lil Miss Hot Mess— The Hips on the Drag Queen Go Swish, Swish, Swish

  Lil Miss Hot Mess has me laughing, hollering and crying my way through this Q&A. Swipe to find out what gives her life, why LGBTQ+ themes in picture books are so critical, and how “swish, swish, swish” is both subversive and healing. Little Miss Hot Mess is a force. Exhibit A: when she’s not… Read more »

Interview with Markette Sheppard— My Rainy Day Rocket Ship

Emmy-award winning journalist, consultant and author Markette Sheppard recently released her second highly-acclaimed picture book MY RAINY DAY ROCKET SHIP, a beautifully crafted and timely story that buoys children’s hopeful spirit. I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to connect with Sheppard and share her perspective here. Whether from a rainstorm or pandemic, every child… Read more »