Dear Teachers and Librarians,

Workshop for Children

Cooking Up a Picture Book Here is a fun new workshop I do in schools and libraries and on zoom. Cooking Up a Picture Book

Sites to find Diverse Books

Diverse Bookfinder, I’m Your Neighbor Books, and More Ways to Find Diverse Books: searchable by ethnicity, community, and age-range

Rabbit in the Moon book lists and reviews on my blog about newcomer families to North America and the countries from which newcomers come.

Resources on my books:

A FEAST FOR JOSEPH (picture book with OD Bonny)

Interview with co-writers OD Bonny and Terry is here

JOSEPH’S BIG RIDE Resources from I’m Your Neighbor Books (picture book)

JOSEPH’S BIG RIDE is part of I’m Your Neighbor Books’ Welcoming Library. You’ll find lesson plans, bike artwork, a video read aloud and more resources here. You can also read about the amazing Welcoming Library.

The Beautiful Blackbird Festival created an animated video of Joseph’s Big Ride (please scroll to bottom of page.

LUIS PAINTS THE WORLD (picture book)

Readers’ Theater Script

EITHER THE BEGINNING OR THE END OF THE WORLD Discussion Guide is here. (YA novel)


The Good Braider Blog   reading lists of books about Africa,  hear a South Sudanese rap star, journey to Kakuma

The Good Braider, An Educator’s Guide  Portland High School ESOL teacher Thomas Talarico’s educator’s guide featuring vocabulary skill building and comprehension questions


Good Braider Discussion Guide PDF  a Discussion Guide for community reads, book clubs, and classes

“I’m Your Neighbor” Reader’s Guide for The Good Braider created for the Portland (ME) City Reading Project  Includes ideas for engaging in cultural explorations.