Happy Cinco de Mayo!
To celebrate we are holding a Latina book fiesta at our home! I hope you are all having fun too!
So for workshop today I am studying tips from the Latina pros of children’s literature and picture books. Here are a few:
“When I have a complete draft, I ask myself more questions: Have I captured the spirit of my subject in all its brilliance and joy? Will children and their parent’s be moved and inspired by this story? Will they have fun reading it?”–Monica Brown
Pam Munoz Ryan:
“Sometimes children say to me ‘You’re so lucky’ because when they see me on the day of a school visit, it seems so easy to them. I want them to know that like anything else in life, the harder you work the luckier you get. The more you practice, the better you get. Writing is just the same.”
Turn up the music while browse their pearls of wisdom!