Check out my recent musings at two terrific blogs in the kidlitosphere:
Guest Dispatches: Cynthia Leitich Smith/Austin, Texas, hosted by Janni Lee Simner from Desert Dispatches. Peek: "Austin is the kind of place that’s almost impossible to leave—a capital city, a college town, high tech, overeducated, joyfully diverse. Crunchy, funky, corporate and entrepreneurial. Hippy, urban cowboy and urban cool. A 24-7 celebration of the arts."
Writers Against Racism: Cynthia Leitich Smith, hosted by Amy Bowllan at Bowllan's Blog from School Library Journal. Peek: "Speculative fiction has long illuminated real-world societal dynamics. For some kids, it’s in this fantastical context that the pain of injustice and importance of cross-cultural respect will finally click."