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A Chat with Cynthia Kreilick About “Publishing Local” and Morning Circle Media, by Anna Forrester

There are so many ways to get your stories out to readers – from self-publishing to publishing with one of “The Big Five,” to everything in between. This spring I had the pleasure of meeting Cynthia Kreilick, who writes picture … Continue reading

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An Interview with Picture Book Author Anna Forrester, by Rachel Dougherty

I’m excited to introduce you to Anna Forrester, Philadelphia-based writer, adventurer, and science enthusiast. Between years spent teaching, designing landscapes for play, and writing for kids, Anna brings a uniquely well-rounded perspective to children’s lit. Some Eastern Penn Points readers may … Continue reading

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Web Wednesday: Early December Edition, by Lori Ann Palma

It’s Wednesday, and that means I have more links to publishing news you need to know. If you missed the first edition, you can read it here. Please note that the following contests and/or events are not sponsored by SCBWI. … Continue reading

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Food for Stereotypical Thoughts, by Kristen C. Strocchia

    As a language teacher, I really enjoy reading and writing about cultural diversity—across all genres. But while working on my first novel—a YA historical fantasy set in northeastern Africa in the late 1800’s—I became concerned about how to handle … Continue reading

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A Café Chat with Author, Editor & Literary Agent Erzsi Deàk, by Lori Ann Palma

    The Eastern Penn Points Café is very excited to welcome Erzsi Deàk as our guest today. Erzsi is the founder of Hen&ink Literary Studio, as well as an author, editor, and literary agent with 30 years of publishing … Continue reading

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Frienship’s Door, by Kristen C. Strocchia

Friendship’s Door   I knocked— And no one asked— What color is your hood? How big is your house? Can you read yet?   I knocked— And no one asked— Does your mom have frizzy hair? Is your dad as … Continue reading

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Picture Books Celebrating Diversity, by Tisha Robinson-Daly

I’d recommend reading the PB I Like Myself by Karen Beaumont and illustrated by David Catrow.  It’s “an exuberant ode to self-esteem that celebrates the joy of liking who you are.”  With brightly colored art and rolling off-of-your-tongue rhymes, this … Continue reading

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A Little Different, but the Same, by Tisha Robinson-Daly

A few Saturdays ago, while nursing my sick, three year old little girl Mia, I decided to pop in The Fox and the Hound DVD, which she had never seen.  Normally our viewing choices consist of Thomas the Tank Engine, … Continue reading

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Otherness vs. Understanding: How Stories Bridge the Gap by Lindsay Bandy

“Diversity” took on new meaning for me during the years I spent as a K-5 Limited English Proficiency Instructor in Williamsburg, Virginia. I had the privilege of working with small groups of children from India, Nigeria, China, Morocco, El Salvador, Columbia, … Continue reading

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