Yes, it’s 2019, and you’re supposed to get something like this out before the holiday shopping season of the year in the title. And 2018 was a bumper crop year for social justice-themed books for children and young people. But … Continue reading 2018 Activist Kids Books Shout Outs!
Sean Qualls is an award-winning, Brooklyn-based, children’s book illustrator, author and artist. In addition to his fine art painting, he has illustrated number of highly acclaimed books for children. His most recent titles include Grandad Mandela, Emmanuel’s Dream:The True Story of … Continue reading Sean Qualls: Inspired to go for feeling
This has been a busy year for social justice children’s book creators. Undoubtedly the Trump campaign, election, and the racism, sexism, xenophobia and hate it has unleashed has highlighted the need to address social justice issues with our children. But … Continue reading 2017 Activist Kids Books Shout Outs!
I first met Robert on 17th street in downtown Oakland (CA) as I was walking to lunch with my coworkers. He was working on a giant mural with a bunch of young people hanging on various levels of scaffolding. His … Continue reading Robert Liu-Trujillo “began as a kid obsessed with graffiti”
I was first introduced to Daniel Camacho’s art through the children’s book he illustrated, Joelito’s Big Decision/La Gran Decisison de Joelito. Ann Berlack, the author, had contacted me with some questions about the book, and I was excited to help … Continue reading Daniel Camacho: “I always liked drawing on walls”