Red Menace and the Historical Fiction Sweet Spot

by Amy Fitzgerald, Editorial Director, Carolrhoda Books

I love historical fiction. For a long time, though, I half-consciously regarded anything that was in the past but still within “living memory” as a sort of dead zone between history and the present.

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Inclusivity that Doesn’t Pigeonhole Own Voices Writers

by Amy Fitzgerald, Editorial Director, Carolrhoda

We’ve heard the buzzwords: “diversity,” “inclusivity,” “own voices,” “mirrors and windows.” And we’ve seen some heartening progress in movements to open up children’s publishing to authors with a wider range of backgrounds.

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