3 Great Tips for Sharing Seeing into Tomorrow

By Carol Hinz, Editorial Director of Millbrook Press and Carolrhoda Books

In a casual conversation with Nina Crews, I mentioned that my younger son (who was 4 at the time) was a bit too young to really understand Seeing into Tomorrow: Haiku by Richard Wright. Nina selected the haiku for the book, created photo-collage illustrations, and wrote a brief biography of Wright along with other back matter elements. She also knows a thing or two about sharing books with kids of all ages. Read More

Poetry, Race, and Art: A Conversation with Selina Alko, Sean Qualls, and Nina Crews

By Carol Hinz, Editorial Director of Millbrook Press and Carolrhoda Books

While working on the books Can I Touch Your Hair? Poems of Race, Mistakes, and Friendship and Seeing into Tomorrow: Poems by Richard Wright, I couldn’t help noticing commonalities between the two.

Both are volumes of poetry and both explore race and identity. Yet the books differ as well—Can I Touch Your Hair? is primarily for kids in grades 4 and above and has multiple contributors—it’s co-written by Irene Latham and Charles Waters and co-illustrated by Sean Qualls and Selina Alko—and Seeing into Tomorrow could easily be shared with preschoolers on up and was compiled and illustrated by Nina Crews. Read More