The Latinx Kidlit Book Festival is around the corner: from December 4-5, 2020 on YouTube. The two-day festival is packed with an amazing schedule of kidlit authors, illustrators, and books.
For a more in-depth look at what to expect, check out this post from #WeNeedDiverseMG series contributor Aixa Perez-Prado.We’re excited that Aixa is also a volunteer for the festival, so she has the scoop on all the great stuff they’ve planned for us.
Heather Murphy Capps has always had a deep appreciation for comfort and elegance. She and Claudia would have run out of money quickly together but would absolutely have been on the same page about taxis and nice restaurants. And of course, solving mysteries about beautiful art. That said, Heather also appreciates Jamie’s love of complication, which is why she spent several years living in rural Kenya and then became a television news reporter, which involved standing for hours in the middle of hurricanes and political battles. Now she’s raising middle-grade readers and writing for them. She loves to read and write books with lots of great science, magic, mystery, and adventure. Heather is the communications coordinator for Mixed-Up Files, as well as creator/curator for our We Need Diverse MG series. She is committed to creating more diversity in publishing.
From the Mixed-Up Files is the group blog of middle-grade authors celebrating books for middle-grade readers. For anyone with a passion for children’s literature—teachers, librarians, parents, kids, writers, industry professionals— we offer regularly updated book lists organized by unique categories, author interviews, market news, and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of a children's book from writing to publishing to promoting.
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This sounds fantastic. I am definitely going to some of the presentations. Thanks!