Nikki Shannon Smith
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Girls Survive: Lena and the Burning of Greenwood: A Tulsa Race Massacre Survival Story by Nikki Shannon Smith

I last featured Nikki Shannon Smith back when her book The Amazing Life of Azalea Lane came out. She now has mulitple books, including a Middle Grade Historical Fiction book in Girls Survive series, called LENA AND THE BURNING OF GREENWOOD,…
Natasha Yim_Adler Boncher Creative
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LUNA'S YUM YUM DIM SUM and other books by Natasha Yim

I met Natasha Yim at the Green Gulch Creative Writing Retreat through SCBWI SF North & East Bay which occurs twice a year. At the retreat, I read a few of her books, and wanted to feature some of them below:   On Luna's birthday,…
ortrait of Monica Wesolowska, author of _Holding Silvan: A Brief Life_, published in 2013 by Hawthorne Books of Portland, Oregon.
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ELBERT IN THE AIR by Monica Wesolowska

I met Monica at a recent writing retreat, and as soon as I heard about her latest picture book, ELBERT IN THE AIR, I couldn't wait to feature it.   A heartwarming story about unconditional love and rising above those who stand in…