Be a Bridge: An Interview with Authors Irene Latham and Charles Waters

Inclusivity, respect, and connection: these are the keys to a positive environment and healthy relationships. The brand new picture book Be a Bridge uses upbeat rhyming verse and colorful illustrations of a diverse group of students to help bring young readers together.

Acclaimed authors Irene Latham and Charles Waters use this book to bring key themes from their earlier collaborations (Can I Touch Your Hair? and Dictionary for a Better World) to a young audience. Today they join us on the Lerner blog to reveal their inspiration and experiences working together. Read on to find out more!

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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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