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Presented by Candlewick Press and the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project at Columbia University

In this educator-focused series highlighting the work of Black authors and illustrators, Sonja Cherry-Paul, Director of Diversity and Equity at the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, will lead discussions with children’s book creators about their work and the powerful ways their books can live in classrooms.

Apr 14, 2021

Kekla Magoon, multiple award-winning author of books for young readers of all ages and the recipient of the 2021 American Library Association’s prestigious Margaret A. Edwards Award for her significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature, talks with Sonja Cherry-Paul, Director of Diversity and Equity...


Mar 10, 2021

Among his many accolades, which include Comic-Con International’s Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award and being named to both the 2019 Forbes 30 Under 30 list and the 2018 Root 100, an annual list of the most influential African Americans, Frederick Joseph is the New York Times best-selling author of The Black Friend: On...


Feb 10, 2021

Sonja Cherry-Paul, Director of Diversity and Equity at the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, talks with New York Times best-selling author Tami Charles about her work and the powerful ways it can be used in classrooms.


Jan 14, 2021

Sonja Cherry-Paul, Director of Diversity and Equity at the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, talks with Caldecott Honoree Ekua Holmes about her work and the powerful ways it can be used in classrooms.


Dec 7, 2020

Sonja Cherry-Paul, Director of Diversity and Equity at the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, talks with award-winning author Carole Boston Weatherford about her work and the powerful ways it can be used in classrooms.