I met illustrator Nickie Tadgell at a We Need Diverse Books event at Annie’s Book Swap in Worcester, Massachusetts. Nickie is the illustrator of many books including the beautiful FATUMA’S NEW CLOTH by Leslie Builion. Nickie’s just illustrated a new book, REAL SISTERS PRETEND by Megan Dowd Lambert, the story of a mixed race family…
Monthly Archives: March 2016
The name Rabbit in the Moon comes from an image and stories that cross cultures, from Cambodia to Mexico to the U.S. and beyond. My topics: multicultural lit, new Americans, literacy, going on-the-road with my books, and stories of teachers, librarians and students I meet on the way. Welcome.
It was after this assembly program in Newport, New Hampshire that I needed to make flan. I had never made flan while I was writing LUIS PAINTS THE WORLD. In the story Luis’s mom makes flan the night before his older brother is deployed with his army unit. The story is set in a