This week, Claribel and Kat talk about Frankfurt and what goes on at one of the most important events in the book world plus an interview with the legendary Ellen Oh where she dishes about writing creepy middle grade, social media, and her new book The Dragon Egg Princess.
Ellen Oh is a former adjunct college instructor and lawyer with an insatiable curiosity for ancient Asian history. She loves martial arts films, K-pop, K-dramas, and cooking shows, and is a rabid fan of the Last Airbender and the Legend of Korra series. Ellen is the co-founder of We Need Diverse Books (WNDB), a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing diversity in children’s literature. She is the author of the middle grade novel The Spirit Hunters, Spirit Hunters: The Island of Monsters, and the YA fantasy trilogy The Prophecy Series. She is the editor of WNDB’s middle grade anthology Flying Lessons and Other Stories, and the YA anthology A Thousand Beginnings and Endings out in June 2018. Originally from New York City, Ellen lives in Bethesda, Maryland, with her husband and three children and has yet to satisfy her quest for a decent bagel.
CCBC 2017 Multicultural Statistics: http://ccblogc.blogspot.com/2018/02/ccbc-2017-multicultural-statistics.html
THE DIVERSITY GAP IN CHILDREN’S BOOK PUBLISHING, 2018: https://blog.leeandlow.com/2018/05/10/the-diversity-gap-in-childrens-book-publishing-2018/
“When you’re used to privilege, Equality feels like oppression.” (uncredited, https://quoteinvestigator.com/2016/10/24/privilege/)
Molly Ker Hawn Frankfurt Thread: https://twitter.com/mollykh/status/1184154108640542721?s=20
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