On this week’s Kidlit Distancing Social, author, screenwriter and sensitivity reader Patrice Williams Marks shares how all writers can respectfully and constructively become part of a new global discussion on fairness, equality and justice for all.
Laura also checks in with an update about the impact of the current situation on the publishing world, and we celebrate the successes of three Children’s Book Insider subscribers. And our poll question this week: Who’s a Good Dog?


Links From the Session:



Patrice’s sensitivity reader training course:  https://www.sensitivityreviews.com


Patrice’s database of certified sensitivity readers: https://www.sensitivityreviews.com/certified/


Book Publishing Freelancers from Diverse Communities Database: https://publishers.ca/diverse-freelancers-database/


“Our Modern Minstrelsy” by Kekla Magoon, from the May/June 2020 Horn Book Magazine Special Issue: Breaking the Rules.  bit.ly/modernminstrelsy


“Who Can Tell My Story?” by Jacqueline Woodson, from the Jan/Feb 1998 Horn Book (republished in 2016). bit.ly/whocantellmystory

Children’s Book Insider links:
The Children’s Nonfiction Market: How to Break In & How To Succeed – upcoming webinar:  https://writeforkids.org/nonfiction-success
Writing Blueprints (Use code JOYFUL to save 20% on everything) https://writingblueprints.com/p/the-blueprint-solution
Children’s Book Insider video tour & $5/month offer: https://writeforkids.org/cbi

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    2 years ago

    Thanks for this interview. Patrice was so generous with her comments and advice, and your questions were wonderful, hitting what seem like important and relevant issues.