Monthly Archives: January 2015

Guest Post: How to Create Diverse Characters

Today I have a guest post on a great blog, Latin@s in Kid Lit. As the name implies, they cover all things related to Latino writers and characters in children’s fiction. Check out my post on how to create diverse … Continue reading

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Roller Skates and Handlebars

My grandfather could fix just about anything you put in front of him. After many years working at Otasco, he officially retired. Unofficially, he continued to tinker with items friends and neighbors brought by his shop at 801 11th Street … Continue reading

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1988 Sure Was Great

I’d been waiting five years, half my life, to be a fifth grader at Liberty Elementary in Sapulpa, Oklahoma. Fifth graders ruled the roost and the playground, although certain fourth graders were allowed privileges, such as joining in the kickball … Continue reading

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