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The Uncomfortable Truth About Children's Books

The Uncomfortable Truth About Children's Books

Mostly my career as a journalist and my career as a children's book writer are pretty separate. But recently I wrote a Mother Jones magazine piece about the attempts to diversify children's literature. I found it tough to wear both hats -- writer and reporter -- simultaneously, and found it occasionally uncomfortable to be covering territory so close to home. But I'm pleased with the piece, which has generated lots of conversation. You can find it here.

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