Children’s Literature

Review of The Unwanted: Stories of the Syrian Refugees by Don Brown, The Horn Book Magazine, September/ October 2018. Print and online.

Review of Finding Langston by Lesa Cline-Ransom, The Horn Book Magazine, September/ October 2018. Print.

Review of Hey, Wall: A Story of Art and Community by Susan Verde; illustrated by John Parra, The Horn Book Magazine, September/ October 2018. Print.

Review of Mustafa by Marie-Louise Gay; illustrated by the author, The Horn Book Magazine, September/ October 2018. Print.

Review of Rock What Ya Got by Samantha Berger; illustrated by Kerascoet, The Horn Book Magazine, September/October 2018. Print.

Audiobook Review of I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sanchez; read by Kyla Garcia, The Horn Book Magazine, July/ August 2018. Print.

Review of Bark Park! by Trudy Krisher; illustrated by Brooke Boynton-Hughes, The Horn Book Magazine, July/ August 2018. Print.

Review of New Shoes by Chris Raschka; illustrated by the author, The Horn Book Magazine, March/ April 2018. Print and online.

Review of How are You?/¿Cómo Estás? by Angela Dominguez; illustrated by the author, The Horn Book Magazine, May/ June 2018. Print.

Audiobook Review of The First Rule of Punk by Celia Perez; read by Trini Alvarado, The Horn Book Magazine, March/April 2018. Print and online.

Review of Can I Touch Your Hair? Poems of Race, Mistakes, and Friendship by Irene Latham and Charles Waters; illustrated by Sean Qualls and Selina Alko, The Horn Book Magazine, January/February 2018.

Review of The Doorman’s Repose by Chris Raschka, The Times Literary Supplement (TLS), December 8, 2017. Print.

Review of Bizzy Mizz Lizzie by David Shannon, The Horn Book Magazine, November/December 2017. Print.

Review of That Is My Dream! by Langston Hughes and Daniel Miyares, The Horn Book Magazine, November/ December 2017. Print.

Review of I Know Numbers! by Taro Gomi, The Horn Book Magazine, November/December 2017. Print.

“Mommy, Do I Have White Skin? Race and Skin Color in Picture Books.” The Horn Book Magazine (Nov./ Dec. 2016).

“Got a ‘Reluctant Reader’? Try Poetry, Says Author Kwame Alexander,” interview with Kwame Alexander. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 12 October 2016.

“Fierce Reads Tour Brings Leading Young Adult Writers to Pittsburgh.” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 2 Oct. 2016.

“ ‘Baby-Sitters Club’ Author Takes on Challenge with ‘Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle’ Spin-Off,” interview with Ann M. Martin. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 13 Sept. 2016.

“Judy Blume Speaks at Carnegie Library Lecture Hall,” interview with Judy Blume. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 6 July 2016.

“Author Jacqueline Woodson Listens to Silences and History,” interview with Jacqueline Woodson. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 24 February 2016.

“Author-Illustrator Draws on Everyday Feelings, Happenings,” interview with Kevin Henkes. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 20 January 2016.

“Comic Strip Author Stephan Pastis Finds Humor in Failure,” interview with Stephan Pastis. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 19 February 2016.

“Giver Author Dislikes Dystopian Label,” interview with Lois Lowry. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 21 November 2015.

“In Graphic Novel, Author Turns Being Different into a Superpower,” interview with Cece Bell. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 4 November 2015.

“Drawn to Tell Tales: Award-Winning Children’s Author Goes Comic Book-Style Route in Latest Book,” interview with Kate DiCamillo. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 14 October 2015.

“Author Rainbow Rowell Pushes Boundaries with Fanfiction and Romance,” interview with Rainbow Rowell. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 4 October 2015.

“Children’s Author R.J. Palacio Thrilled by Response to ‘Being Kind’ Idea,” interview with R.J. Palacio. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 13 November 2014.

“Gregory Maguire Tells Tales within Tales, with Witches, Too,” interview with Gregory Maguire. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 5 November 2014.

“Children’s Book Duo Klassen and Barnett Favor Experimental Approach,” interview with Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 22 October 2014.

“Elizabeth Wein Defends Young Adult Fiction,” interview with Elizabeth Wein. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 13 July 2014.

“Author Extols the Virtues of Dorkiness,” interview with Rachel Renee Russell. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Mar. 12, 2014.

“Author Wants Children to Follow Their Dreams,” interview with Shane Evans. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 19 February 2014.

“Author James Dashner was Counting on Maze Runner,” interview with James Dashner. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 19 November 2013.

“Lemony Snicket’s Dark Humor Appeals to Children,” interview with Lemony Snickett (aka Daniel Handler). Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 21 October 2013.

“Two Authors to Address the Angst of Teen Life,” interview with Siobhan Vivian and Jenny Han. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 9 October 2013.

“Christopher Paul Curtis Mixes History and Humor to Entice Children to Read,” interview with Christopher Paul Curtis. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 9 February 2013.

“Sarah Dessen Tells the Truth about High School,” interview with Sarah Dessen. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 26 January 2013.

“Sharon Creech’s Book Looks at How Children Deal with Unexpected,” interview with Sharon Creech. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 8 December 2012.

“Origami and Star Wars Inspire Children’s Author Tom Angleberger,” interview with Tom Angleberger. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 13 October 2012.

“Children’s Author Andrew Clements to Speak Sunday at Carnegie Library,” interview with Andrew Clements. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 29 September 2012.

“Wes Moore Aims to Assist Youths in Picking Right Path,” interview with Wes Moore. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 12 September 2012.