No, I Will Not Stop Talking About Queer Pride

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The following post was written by Robin Stevenson. I was standing in front of about fifty children, enthusiastic and curious fifth graders, talking about my book Pride: Celebrating Diversity and Community. I’d just finished telling them about the Stonewall Riots, showing them photos of the Stonewall Inn, and of the Christopher Street Gay Liberation Day march through the streets of New York City in 1970—the events that paved the way for today’s Pride Parades.  I told the kids that I had wanted to write this book because I am queer, and have celebrated Pride for […]






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Author Feature: Robin Stevenson

Pride by Robin Stevenson

#TuesdayTalk with Robin Stevenson. Her new non-fiction book, Pride: Celebrating Diversity and Community, is on shelves now. Tell us about your book. I am so excited for my newest book, Pride: Celebrating Diversity and Community. It will be my twentieth book—but it is my first work of non-fiction, so it is very different from anything I have written before. The book is aimed at kids ages 10-14, and covers the history of Pride, explains some of the diverse identities that make up the LGBTQ community, and looks at some of the ways Pride Day is […]






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Author Feature: Becky Citra

Duke's Den by Becky Citra

#TuesdayTalk with Becky Citra. Her new middle-grade novel, Duke’s Den, is on shelves now. Tell us about your book. In Duke’s Den, Amelia is dreading the long boring summer in her new neighborhood when Duke, Gabriella, and their menagerie of rescued reptiles and animals move into the basement apartment. Amelia struggles to keep the animals a secret from her mother, who has a snake phobia, and also to help save the life of a very ill tortoise, Winston. What was the catalyst for your story? My story was inspired by my nephew, who runs a refuge for […]






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Getting lots of books into little hands

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Melanie Jeffs, Orca’s Director of Digital Products, talks about a new initiative in Victoria, BC. 1000 X 5 aims to provide books to children under age five. A local mission to promote early literacy: 1000 X 5 One of the great things about working in the book industry is that you get to meet people who are passionate about books, and you get to learn about all cool book-related projects. Earlier this month I got to visit one of the sites of what is now my favorite book project. The project is called 1000 x […]






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