collective memory, the lasting impact of slavery

taking a class with john matteson!!!

i am forever gathering articles and references like this and realized i could begin collecting them through my blog. this way i have not only a place where i can go for my own bits, but i can share them and reference them easily for others. here goes! from THE …

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The First Rule: Everyone is an Artist

Claiming Face blog series with Maya Gonzalez - Part 4

I have many layers to speak about Claiming Face. There are multiple, deep, esoteric levels I can go to related to the expansion of consciousness and taking responsibility for reality, etc…but truly the most primary and fundamental is the practicality of taking it into the classroom. It’s ultimately all about …

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Community Conversations: Creating Inclusive Children’s Books

[webinar replay]

Thank you to all who attended our first Community Conversations webinar – Reflecting ALL Our Children: Creating Inclusive Children’s Books. It was fantastic to be in community talking about possibility! We just barely scratched the surface! Honestly I’m hoping this can be the first of a series of webinars dedicated …

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Join me for a Webinar this Thursday, March 20th!

Reflecting ALL Our Children: Creating Inclusive Children's Books

There’s always a lot of discussion about the lack of diversity in children’s books but what can we each do to begin changing these statistics? Join me for an informal discussion this Thursday, March 20th and let’s talk about ways we each can contribute to creating a more reflective and …

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True to Your Self/Exploring Inner Knowing and Self-Trust

Claiming Face blog series with Maya Gonzalez - Part 3

Over the years I’ve had a lot of opportunity to reflect on my work and its development, particularly when I’m being interviewed. A clear pattern often develops between the interviewer and me. I’m always grateful for a really good interviewer, one who gives me myself. Over and over again I …

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Creativity: Our Greatest Resource

Claiming Face blog series with Maya Gonzalez - Part 2

  Last week, in Part 1 of the series, I opened with something as simple as a polka dot and how it carries the story of our unique experience. This is the beginning of art, the beginning of self expression. I also talked about how important it is for us …

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Polka Dots, Self-Portraits and First Voice Multicultural Children’s Books

Claiming Face blog series with Maya Gonzalez - Part 1

I’ve decided to resurrect and revamp my blog series that I originally posted on the Children’s Book Press blog, the seminal multicultural publisher, before they became an imprint of Lee&Low Books. I also shared Part 1 of the series as a guest post on Mira Reisberg’s Children’s Book Academy blogettes …

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a time to return to storytellers and artists…

The Heart of It Collection featuring YOU!

When someone showed me that I could make children’s books, it changed me. It changed my whole life and the trajectory of where I was going and why. I learned that what I have to share with children is valuable, necessary even. Through art and story I can teach kids …

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What keeps you up late?

An invitation to Mira Reisberg’s Hero’s Art Journey with Maya Gonzalez

An invitation to Mira Reisberg’s Hero’s Art Journey with Maya Gonzalez Part of what makes life awesome, are those things you just HAVE to do. Those things that keep you up late, working in the garage or in your studio or at your kitchen table or wherever it is you’ve …

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