Tag: Elizabeth Wein

Police brutality in children’s fiction

Police brutality in children’s fiction

[ 2 ] May 22, 2017 |

THE HATE YOU GIVE, ALL AMERICAN BOYS and THE PEARL THIEF are books to make you — and the kids in your life — think hard about racism, authority & violence

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How Scotland could save civilization

How Scotland could save civilization

[ 0 ] January 19, 2017 |

I write this piece hoping that you can take inspiration from Scotland, as I have — in case you’re despairing of what one individual can possibly do to fight back, as we all head into the darkness of a presidency that should never have been.

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When children don’t see themselves in books

When children don’t see themselves in books

[ 0 ] September 14, 2016 |

For anyone who’s noticed — and agrees with — the groundswell of feeling that children’s publishing is overly white and needs to change, this makes startling viewing. The Diversity in Children’s Books 2015 infographic illustrates with painful clarity that not enough children are seeing themselves in the books they read.

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20 tips on writing vivid characters from SCBWI SE Scotland teach-in

20 tips on writing vivid characters from SCBWI SE Scotland teach-in

[ 1 ] December 15, 2013 |

SCBWI Southeast Scotland had our second successful teach-in at the Edinburgh Central Library this weekend, and we were delighted to welcome 17 attendees in total. If you’re writing a children’s book or you’re an illustrator wanting to get into picture books, you’re welcome to come along and find out what we’re all about.

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