How do women measure success? Is it by mothering and having a career? How do they carry out both forms of work to their satisfaction? What helps? What...
By the time George Washington died in 1799, the enslaved population on his Mount Vernon planation included 318 people, 123 who were "owned" by Washington himself and the rest who were part of the estate of his wife's children from a previous marriage. Instead of freeing the people he claimed to own in his will, Washington transferred ownership to his wife. Some of these people were freed in 1801.
The protests over A Birthday Cake for George Washington are part of a longer and larger campaign for children to learn the truth about history and the world today.
Kate DiCamillo burst onto the children's book world with a flash, receiving a Newbery Honor for her very first book, the realistic and much beloved B...
We first met Roxanna Elden at Miami Dade College where we were teaching a class on publishing. From the second she opened her mouth (which she did frequently) it was obvious she was a published author waiting to happen.
Dare Wright wrote a total of ten Lonely Doll/Edith and Mr. Bear books, although today only nine have been reprinted. Girls (and boys) connecting with dolls is a tale, in itself, as old as time.
I have always been unclear as to who I want to be when I grow up. But now it's quite clear, and rather simple, as a matter of fact. I want to be PeterReynolds-ish.
From sweet children's classics to edge-of-your seat dystopian thrillers to swoon-worthy romances, movie adaptations of kids' and teen books in 2016 are likely to be big box-office draws for families. If you or your kids like to read 'em before you see 'em, here's a list to help you get ready between January and next Christmas.
No one thinks pediatric medicine is a lesser form of medicine. So why do some people think writing for children is a lesser form of literature? I happen to love writing children's books. You might, too.
Some people are easy to introduce. You can say things like, "This is so-and-so; he's a chef." But how can you introduce somebody who doesn't have on...
The absence of a Christmas card for my nephew this year leaves a bit of a hole in my heart. I've decided to fill that hole by honoring him in different way.
As an artist, I try to honor the muse that guides me. Over time, I've gotten better at paying attention and following its lead.
You know how when it's the holidays, or your kid's birthday, and there is a stack of gifts...and soon after the child is allowed to start opening, there is a flurry of wrapping paper strewn across the room without so much as a glance at what was actually inside the wrappings?
I am sure about something. Small children know from whence they came. They are still a part of heaven. That is why one of the easiest ways to feel the presence of the Divine is to connect with a child.
Focusing on the cultural aspects have allowed us to blend our lifestyles and create our own holiday traditions which will hopefully bring our daughter many fond memories without ever having to choose one religion or one set of customs over the other.