A Look At Diverse, Inclusive, and Multicultural Picture Books

Miranda and Baptiste Paul, both authors of diverse picture books, talk in-depth about whether you should write outside your own culture, and if you do, how to make sure you do a great job. This webinar covers:

  • The many considerations of turning real-life experiences—yours or someone else's—into a book (fiction or nonfiction)
  • Is this Your Story to Tell?
  • Considering Your Lens and POV
  • Beta Readers, Critiques, and Sensitivity Readers
  • Additional Resources for Research and Personal Growth
  • Opportunities for #OwnVoices writers and illustrators
  • Plus, Baptiste and Miranda answer your questions!

Your Instructor

Miranda and Baptiste Paul
Miranda and Baptiste Paul

Miranda Paul is the award-winning author of ten picture books, including WATER IS WATER, ONE PLASTIC BAG, WHOSE HANDS ARE THESE, TRAINBOTS, 10 LITTLE NINJAS, BLOBFISH THROWS A PARTY, ARE WE PEARS YET?, and MIA MOVES OUT. She is also a co-author with her husband Baptiste Paul of the book, ADVENTURES TO SCHOOL. She and Baptiste have another book coming in 2019, I AM FARMER. Miranda's books have been named to several "Best of" lists and have been translated into multiple languages. Miranda is a frequent presenter at schools and libraries. One of her bravest moments involved reciting poetry inside a crocodile pit. (Yikes!)

Baptiste Paul is a Caribbean-born author of two books for children. His debut picture book, The Field, received starred reviews from Kirkus, The Horn Book, and Booklist. According to Kirkus, his co-authored book with Miranda Paul, Adventures To School, “will pique readers’ curiosity.” His forthcoming picture book biography, I Am Farmer, chronicles the work of Cameroonian environmentalist Tantoh Nforba (2019, Lerner/Millbrook). Born and raised on the island of Saint Lucia, Baptiste is a native Creole/Patois speaker who enjoys reading his books and sharing about his experiences with anyone who will listen.

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