Featured-LL, Interview Must-listen Q&A with Ellen Oh, co-founder of We Need Diverse Books and editor of FLYING LESSONS & OTHER STORIES

Author Ellen Oh shares her thoughts on the importance of diversity in children’s literature and how audiobooks enhance diverse stories in this interview with her editor, Crown Books for Young Readers co-publisher, Phoebe Yeh. Plus, hear clips from every short story in FLYING LESSONS & OTHER STORIES. Edited by Ellen, this incredible anthology includes stories by bestselling authors Walter Dean Myers, Jacqueline Woodson, Matt de la Peña, Grace Lin, Tim Federle, Meg Medina, Tim Tingle, Soman Chainani, and Kwame Alexander—plus new author and We Need Diverse Books contest winner Kelly J. Baptist. Read more

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Awards & Recognition Remembering beloved author, Walter Dean Myers

We are deeply saddened that Walter Dean Myers, beloved and award-winning children’s book author passed away on July 1, 2014, following a brief illness.

The impact Walter Dean Myers has left on the numerous listeners and readers of his many impressive works is one that will continue to grow for years to come. He offered young people a chance to see themselves in his stories and to get to know him as he shared his passion for history, biography, and literature. Read more

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