Q&A with Chris Barton

Austin author Chris Barton has written over 15 books, with a strong emphasis on emotionally nuanced, meticulously researched nonfiction. In his upcoming release from Lerner Books, All of a Sudden and Forever: Help and Healing After the Oklahoma City Bombing, he tackles the aftermath of a terrible tragedy with sensitivity and hope. The book -- to be published just weeks before … Continue reading Q&A with Chris Barton

Michael Hurd on desegregation and ‘Thursday Night Lights’

Author Chris Barton has allowed us to share his conversation with Michael Hurd, author of the new nonfiction book "Thursday Night Lights: The Story of Black High School Football in Texas". To sign up for Chris's newsletter and be eligible to win a copy of this fascinating book, click here! BookPeople is proud to host … Continue reading Michael Hurd on desegregation and ‘Thursday Night Lights’

Chris Barton talks with Jason Gallaher and Jess Pauwels

Author Chris Barton has allowed us to share his conversation with fellow Austin author Jason Gallaher and Belgian illustrator Jess Pauwels about their picture book Whobert Whover, Owl Detective. BookPeople hosted Jason for this book launch on Saturday, July 22, and it was a WHO-OOT! We learned fun facts about owls, ate some delicious owl … Continue reading Chris Barton talks with Jason Gallaher and Jess Pauwels

Chris Barton talks with Ellen Oh and Kelly J. Baptist

This month, local author Chris Barton is giving away a hardcover and audiobook version of Flying Lessons & Other Stories, a wonderful middle-grade anthology published by Crown Books for Young Readers in partnership with We Need Diverse Books. The book includes writing from beloved authors like Kwame Alexander, Grace Lin, and Jacqueline Woodson. Barton allowed us … Continue reading Chris Barton talks with Ellen Oh and Kelly J. Baptist

Chris Barton talks with H.M. Bouwman

Local author Chris Barton has allowed us to share his conversation with author H.M. Bowman about her novel A Crack In The Sea, a magical new middle-grade novel with illustrations by Yuko Shimizu. To sign up for Barton’s newsletter and be eligible for free book giveaways, click here! Chris: The starred review the book received from … Continue reading Chris Barton talks with H.M. Bouwman

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

Chris Barton talks with John Coy and Wing Young Huie

Their Great Gift: Courage, Sacrifice, and Hope in a New Land, by John Coy with photographs by Wing Young Huie is an "attractive and inspiring look at immigration to the United States, sure to spark discussions at home or in the classroom," according to School Library Journal. Local author Chris Barton has allowed us to … Continue reading Chris Barton talks with John Coy and Wing Young Huie

New Children’s Books Tackle Race and History with Candor and Grace

­­ ~post by Children's Book Buyer Meghan G. Talking about our country's fraught relationship with race is never easy. Many of us struggle as parents and educators to know how exactly to talk about America's experiences with race and racial prejudice (past and present) with young kids. As "Black Lives Matter" is at the forefront of dialogue in … Continue reading New Children’s Books Tackle Race and History with Candor and Grace