Last year, I joined the newly created Diversity Committee of the Children’s Book Council. I’m sure I’ll talk more about it, but for now, I wanted to cross post a few pieces I did for the blog.
I couldn’t be more excited to be part of the committee. I had never met the other members (frankly, they’re ALL above my pay grade). Already, I think of them as friends.
Here’s my first post, about how I got into publishing.
Here’s the first line: When I came to the United States at the age of eight, I spent a lot of time in the library because I needed to learn English, and because none of the neighborhood kids knew yet how awesome I was at Nintendo.