Reflections on SCBWI’s Marvelous Midwest Conference 2019

Hi everyone! On the weekend of May 3-5th, 2019, I had the opportunity to attend the Society of Children's Books Writers and Illustrators' Marvelous Midwest Conference in Naperville, Illinois. This was my first time attending any SCBWI conference, since I recently just joined the organization last fall. I wanted to share with you my experiences… Continue reading Reflections on SCBWI’s Marvelous Midwest Conference 2019

Hmong Picture Books, Chapter Books, & Graphic Novels

Last updated: November 25, 2019 Growing up as a Hmong-American girl in a mainly Caucasian community, it was difficult to find books (particularly picture books, chapter books, and graphic novels) about the Hmong people or books featuring Hmong characters or experiences. Because of that, as a child I didn't have an appreciation and acceptance for… Continue reading Hmong Picture Books, Chapter Books, & Graphic Novels