The majority of my favorite books from my childhood are overwhelmingly white. More people of color are getting their books published and are being represented in books by all authors, but those books are still the minority. It’s so important for children to see themselves represented in media, and for white children to experience diversity at an early age. What better place to do this than books?

For more information on this topic, check out The Cooperative Children’s Book Center and this article on diversity in children’s literature.

In 2020, I’m creating a new tradition: learning from and celebrating 2019

It’s that time of year again. Here’s a different approach.

I often say I am doing ‘fine’ when I am not. Here’s why I am committing to being honest about how I feel.

I’m trying to learn to sit in the discomfort, and not dismiss my own feelings for the comfort of others

The news cycle can feel oppressively negative. Here’s how I cope.

It’s okay to break out the cookie dough and blankets