Monthly Archives: March 2016

  • Illustrating Love: Nickie Tadgell on Art for REAL SISTERS PRETEND

    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…


  • Rabbit in the Moon blog

    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.

  • Immigrants, Kids, and Flan

    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