First of all, this looks like it's a Tuesdays with Mira post! I'm so sorry to have missed Monday you guys, I've just been really swamped with teaching the Craft and Business of Illustrating Children's Picture Books, preparing The Chapter Book Alchemist for it's 2015 run, creating 2 other self-paced courses from scratch for you to enjoy, writing a my Webinar script, and getting excited about the Andrea Davis Pinkey Merit Scholarship opening up! Gosh! Did that make anyone dizzy? Then you'll know how I feel!
Anyway, this week we have This Day In June by Gayle E. Pitman, which is a wonderful book about social justice for LGBTQI community. Gayle does a wonderful job of creating a fun and welcoming environment for kids and parents. Gayle is also a professor of psychology and in the back of this book she gives a sweet guide for parents on how to approach their children about these issues. The illustrator, Kristyna Litten, really brings a bright and sunny aura to this book with her quirky, simple, and absolutely adorable illustrations. The rhyme and rhythm of this book is also just really wonderful. After reading this book you'll think to yourself "How could anyone not support this community?" It's just a really sweet book.
We are so excited to be mixing things up at the Children's Book Academy. Mondays with Mandy or Mira is now the Blogfish!!
Here's our lineup:
1st Mondays will feature award-winning former agent and former kidlit professor Mira Reisberg PhD who is also the Director of the Children's Book Academy.
2nd Mondays will feature reading specialist and MFA in creative writing graduate Mandy Yates has been published multiple times in Highlights Magazine.
3rd Mondays will feature Bryan Patrick Avery, published writer, man of mystery, and professional magician among other things.
4th Mondays will feature the great Christine Taylor-Butler who has published over 70 award-winning fiction and non-fiction and nonfiction books including the acclaimed new middle grade series - The Lost Tribes.
And 5th Mondays will feature will feature the fabulous Carl Angel, award-winning multi-published Illustrator and graphic designer.
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