Autumn Allen

Writer,  Educator,  Children's Literature Specialist


I'm pleased to share my article for the We Need Diverse Books blog. With thanks for all they do to get diverse books into children's hands!

I'm thrilled to receive the generous support of the Associates of the Boston Public Library to work on my novel this year, as Writer-in-Residence at the Boston Public Library. See the announcement here. 

Many thanks to all who attended the virtual reception, where I read from my manuscript. If you missed it, you can watch the recording here.

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Read my article on We Are Water Protectors, one of this year's most stunning picture books.
I am thrilled that the Caldecott committee agreed with me on this!

Check out this resource for educators and librarians I created for HarperCollins: Why an inclusive bookshelf is important and how to make it happen.
Join me, Donalyn Miller and Erin Entrada Kelly on February 16 to discuss the hows and whys, with School Library Journal. Register here.

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20 Picture Books for 2020:

Readings to Embrace Race, Provide Solace, and Do Good

A collaboration with Megan Dowd Lambert and the Diverse Book Finder team for Embrace Race.

If you work with teens, consider reading Punching the Air with them this year. This stunning novel in verse by Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam touches on issues and experiences at the heart of our country: race, incarceration, art, and healing. Head to the HarperCollins website to download the educator's guide I created for the book!

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