We all remember those groundbreaking classics -- from The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats to Dr. Seuss’ Green Eggs and Ham. But who is writing, illustrating, and shaping the landscape of children’s literature today?
This hour, we talk with a panel of authors, editors, and literary experts, and we also hear from you.
Do you have a favorite contemporary children’s book? If so, what sets it apart?
- Kate Capshaw - Professor of English at UConn and incoming president of the Children’s Literature Association
- Dhonielle Clayton - Author of The Belles and the Tiny Pretty Things series and COO of We Need Diverse Books
- Elise Broach - Connecticut-based children’s author
- Nancy Mercado - Editorial Director at Scholastic
Chion Wolf contributed to this show, which originally aired on November 3, 2017.