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Nov 3, 2022

At our latest #HFGather, authors Ally MalinenkoAmber McBride and Linda Epstein shared an honest and thoughtful conversation about writing about trauma and grief for kids and teens sensitively and honestly.

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Sep 21, 2022

Illustrators Pat Cummings, Shadra Strickland, Xindi Yan and Rudy Gutierrez joined us to talk about this important topic! Pat moderated a lively conversation, asking the others to talk about the kinds of work they’ve done and to share some of their experience and wisdom. A few things talked about: 

  • Targeting your...

Aug 10, 2022

The Highlights Foundation’s Alison Green Myers and Alex Villasante had a wonderful conversation with educator, advocate, and activist Julia Torres: Empowering Readers and Reader Choice. Among the things they discussed: 

  • The importance of encouraging young people to recommend books to each other–it’s more powerful...

Jun 16, 2022

Jas Hammonds, Anna-Marie McLemore, NoNieqa Ramos and Em Dickson joined us for a PRIDE Celebration of Stories. They had a wonderful conversation with Highlights Foundation team members Alison Green Myers and Alex Villasante about:  

  • Supporting stories you love and getting those books into kids’ hands
  • Their careers in...

Jun 1, 2022

Faculty Sarah Aronson answers questions and shares what makes the Whole Novel Workshop so special.