Check out my workshop on writing children's books that speak the truth. Here's the course description:
Part of the Penny Candy Books mission to publish books that spark conversation between kids and adults. In this workshop, we'll explore some indelible children's books and create our own stories. We'll focus on narrative, language, and how words and illustrations work in concert. The other part of Penny Candy's mission is to publish children's literature that reflects the diverse realities of the world we live in, both at home and abroad. This means seeking out books by and about people and subjects that speak to and from a broad range of human experience. In light of our mission, we will also discuss diversity, privilege, controversy, and trends in kid lit as they pertain to the stories you're working on.