Modern First Library: Duncan Tonatiuh on Fairy Tales for a Modern Library

The BookPeople Modern First Library Initiative: Pairing beloved picture books that will never go out of style along with other favorites that reflect the diverse, global society of the 21st century, we’ve set out to make building a thoughtful library for any child in your life easy. Joining us this afternoon is author and illustrator Duncan Tonatiuh, whose works … Continue reading Modern First Library: Duncan Tonatiuh on Fairy Tales for a Modern Library

Modern First Library: Divya Srinivasan on Mama (Amma)

The BookPeople Modern First Library Initiative: Pairing beloved picture books that will never go out of style along with other favorites that reflect the diverse, global society of the 21st century, we’ve set out to make building a thoughtful library for any child in your life easy. Joining us this afternoon is local author and illustrator Divya Srinivasan, … Continue reading Modern First Library: Divya Srinivasan on Mama (Amma)

Modern First Library: Starting the Conversation with AISD Educators

The BookPeople Modern First Library Initiative: Pairing beloved picture books that will never go out of style along with other favorites that reflect the diverse, global society of the 21st century, we’ve set out to make building a thoughtful library for any child in your life easy. Joining us this afternoon are three educators from Austin Independent … Continue reading Modern First Library: Starting the Conversation with AISD Educators

Angie Manfredi on the Modern First Library: “Everett Anderson was my first.”

The BookPeople Modern First Library Initiative: Pairing beloved picture books that will never go out of style along with other favorites that reflect the diverse, global society of the 21st century, we’ve set out to make building a thoughtful library for any child in your life easy. Today in the Modern First Library blog series, we have … Continue reading Angie Manfredi on the Modern First Library: “Everett Anderson was my first.”

Phoebe Yeh on the Modern First Library: I Need a Diverse Book

The BookPeople Modern First Library Initiative: Pairing beloved picture books that will never go out of style along with other favorites that reflect the diverse, global society of the 21st century, we’ve set out to make building a thoughtful library for any child in your life easy. Today in the Modern First Library blog series, we have … Continue reading Phoebe Yeh on the Modern First Library: I Need a Diverse Book

Chris Barton on the Modern First Library

Chris Barton, local author and one of the founders of BookPeople’s Modern First Library, joins us today in our Modern First Library series. Barton is the author of ten books for children, most recently 88 Instruments and Whoosh! Lonnie Johnson’s Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions–illustrated by fellow Austinite Don Tate. Check out the inception of the Modern … Continue reading Chris Barton on the Modern First Library

Modern First Library: Our Modern First Library Turns Two by Meghan Goel

We all know and love the classics.  Books like Goodnight Moon, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and Harold and the Purple Crayon are favorites for a reason.But there’s a whole canon of new books out there that also deserve a place on kids’ shelves. These stories broaden kids’ horizons, provide fresh perspectives, and open windows to … Continue reading Modern First Library: Our Modern First Library Turns Two by Meghan Goel

Modern First Library Guest Post: Cynthia Leitich Smith

Guest Post by Austin Author Cynthia Leitich Smith This is the second week in a series of author guest posts about diversity in children’s literature and the BookPeople Modern First Library initiative. Author Chris Barton shared his thoughts last week here and here. For more about BookPeople’s Modern First Library initiative, and for more recommendations of wonderful new and … Continue reading Modern First Library Guest Post: Cynthia Leitich Smith