• Q&A: Hena Khan

    Hena Khan is an author extraordinaire who has written picture books such as Night of the Moon and chapter books including Worst Case Scenario Series: Mars. I was introduced to Hena’s gorgeous writing quite recently when I encountered an unexpected Ramadan display at my local Barnes and Noble with her book Golden Domes and Silver… Continue Reading

  • Ignoring the Checkpoint

    by Charles Bane, Jr. Rockets fire between Gaza and Israel, bringing  grief in their wake. They detonate in a curse of flash and smoke. It is like when there were hurricanes when I was a boy and I wrote in the dark, by battery lamp. I burrowed deep into my private soul, and made art that… Continue Reading

  • Q&A: Annie Cardi

    Today I’m interviewing Annie Cardi, the author of the Kirkus starred gorgeous YA debut THE CHANCE YOU WON’T RETURN. When your mom thinks she’s Amelia Earhart, navigating high school, first love, and family secrets is like flying solo without a map. Driver’s ed and a first crush should be what Alex Winchester is stressed out… Continue Reading

  • Join the National #RamadanReads Campaign

    When novelist & #WeNeedDiverseBooks co-founder Aisha Saeed walked into her local Barnes & Noble ten days ago, she was surprised & thrilled to see a Ramadan book display for children. She wanted to buy all four books displayed but after chatting with the bookseller, she realized that those were the only books in stock. If… Continue Reading