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John Parra–What Was on His . . .
Guest Feature / John Parra

John Parra–What Was on His . . .

In honor of the Golden Kite Awards and the Society of Children’s Book Writer’s and Illustrators upcoming celebration of the winners, I’m thrilled to have John Parra as our guest this week! John won the prize for his incredible illustrations for Marvelous Cornelius: Hurricane Katrina and the Spirit of New Orleans, a heartwarming and inspiring story about a real-life New Orleans … Continue reading

Margarita Engle–What Was on Her . . .
Guest Edition / Margarita Engle

Margarita Engle–What Was on Her . . .

I’m thrilled to welcome Margarita Engle as our guest this week! In March, Margarita won the Nonfiction Golden Kite Award for her memoir Enchanted Air, a gorgeously-written account about growing up as a child of two cultures—the United States and Cuba. Enchanted Air has also won a Pura Belpré Award, a Lee Bennet Hopkins Poetry Award, and a … Continue reading

Cordelia Jensen–What Was on Her . . .
Guest Edition

Cordelia Jensen–What Was on Her . . .

This month, What Was on… celebrates the release of Skyscraping with author Cordelia Jensen! Skyscraping has been hailed as ‘exquisite free verse poems.’ ‘Illuminating and deeply felt.’ (Booklist’s Starred Review). And Pop Crush has named it one of the 10 Best New YA Books that Explore Sexuality. Mira is just beginning her senior year of high school when … Continue reading