How many kids do you know who wish they were Harry Potter? Or Katniss from The Hunger Games? Or Harold from Harold and the Purple Crayon? Now try to think of an African American protagonist with the same level of popularity. Or an Asian American. Latinx. Until recently, it wasn't so easy.
Have you visited kidlit411.com yet? It's a fabulous collection of interviews and other resources for writers, readers, and anyone interested in kid lit!
It’s an interesting time to be publishing history books for the educational market. One of our forthcoming books is about the Oregon Trail. Intrepid settlers braving the wilds of uncharted territory in hopes of forging a new, better life out west—middle grade books about westward expansion have all the ingredients for a sweeping, epic experience!
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