OUR bookS in the News
First Book — “Shout Mouse Press: There’s a Story Behind Every Book”
Research on Diversity in Youth Literature - “The Day Tajon Got Shot: An Introduction”
WBUR - “Through Mother’s Day Cards, Young Kids Learn About Racism and Mass Incarceration”
Fox5DC - Authors of The Day Tajon Got Shot made an appearance and spoke with Shawn Yancy
DC Area Educators for Social Justice - “Everyone Has an Important Story to Tell: Immigrant Narratives in a Fifth Grade Classroom”
The DC Line - “‘We have things to say’: Local teens draw accolades for their novel on police brutality”
Edutopia – “Locked Away: The Toll of Mass Incarceration on Students”
Voice of Youth Advocates – "Amplifying Unheard Voices"
School Library Journal – "10 Books to Read After The Hate U Give"
The Kojo Nnamdi Show, WAMU – "How Ten Teen Girls from D.C. Wrote a Novel About A Fictional Police Shooting"
WUSA 9 – "Local teens write a novel about police-involved shootings"
"WUSA's "Great Day Washington" - Ballou High School author speaks about Our Lives Matter for DC Author Fest
GOOD Magazine - “How a Tiny Publishing House is Solving DC’s Education Problem”
The Kojo Nnamdi Show, WAMU - "2015 Children's and YA Summer Reading List"
All Things Considered + Metro Connection, NPR/WAMU - "New DC Publishers Work to Give Haitian Children a Voice"
Daily Do Good - "Telling Untold Stories"
The Washington Post - "Innovative DC Literacy Program Wins Cash and Kudos." Our books help partners at Reach Incorporated win a National Book Foundation award!
American Boi - "To [Receive] the Truth [from] the Young Black Youth"
The DC Moms - "DC Teens Put Diversity on the Children's Bookshelf"
End Slavery Now - "Antislavery Children's Books by Restavek Freedom Writers"
Diversity in Children's Publishing
Cooperative Children's Book Center Study on "Children's Books by and about People of Color Published in the United States"
"Where Are the People of Color in Children's Books?" by Walter Dean Myers in The New York Times
"'We Need Diverse Books' calls for more representative writing for children" in The Guardian
"12 Irrefutable, Amazing Reasons We Need More Diversity In Books" in Huffington Post