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Kid Lit Talk: Michael Catchpool and Emma Proctor on 'SuperJoe Does NOT Do Cuddles'

Kid Lit Talk: Michael Catchpool and Emma Proctor on 'SuperJoe Does NOT Do Cuddles'

Author Michael Catchpool and illustrator Emma Proctor on SuperJoe Does NOT Do Cuddles, a hilarious and sweet story that shows how even the mightiest of superheroes sometimes need a cuddle from their mama.
Discovering Diasporas

Discovering Diasporas

Cia Mangat, founder of disapora magazine Zindabad Zine, with an insightful and uplifting piece on how books helped her negotiate her identity as a South Asian girl growing up in the UK for South Asian Heritage Month.

Children's Books Celebrating East and Southeast Asians

Children's Books Celebrating East and Southeast Asians

Award-winning author Candy Gourlay shares her favourite East and Southeast Asian #OwnVoices books, with a special focus on books where young Filipinos are the stars!

Where Are the Picture Book Biographies About Asian Women?

Where Are the Picture Book Biographies About Asian Women?

Ciarra Chavarria and Shuli de la Fuente-Lau on their hashtag challenge #MakeHerAPictureBook, where they strive to call attention to the amazing lives of women from Asian and other underrepresented backgrounds.
Hearing Voices from Every Corner of the World

Hearing Voices from Every Corner of the World

Nansubuga Nagadya Isdahl shares the personal history behind her award-winning books, Sleep Well, Siba and Saba and Sing to the Moonand why reading and writing about everyday Black experiences matters.

7 Diverse & Inclusive Books to Teach Empathy & Kindness

7 Diverse & Inclusive Books to Teach Empathy & Kindness

Fen Coles, a co-director at Letterbox Library, a children's bookseller specialising in inclusion, diversity and equality, shares her favourite children's books for teaching empathy and kindness.
Standing in Solidarity

Standing in Solidarity

#BlackLivesMatter Lantana stands in solidarity with Black communities and all who are working to protect Black lives. Alexander Fernandez recently wrote about I Am Brown, and we were moved by how it captures our thoughts and hopes, and demonstrates why we think inclusive children’s books are more important now than ever. With his permission, we are sharing his moving and insightful review in full.
It's time for Tàta Storytime: Okezie Morro, actor & storyteller

It's time for Tàta Storytime: Okezie Morro, actor & storyteller

Shining a spotlight on Okezie Morro, actor and creator of Tàta Storytime, the brilliant & much-needed story channel on YouTube featuring stories written by authors and read by actors from African, Carribean, and African American heritage.
Room for All: Sara O'Leary on

Room for All: Sara O'Leary on "A Family is a Family is a Family"

For the International Day of the Family, we invited Sara O'Leary to tell us about her book A Family is a Family is a Family (Groundwood) and why we need books that "make room for all."
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