Join me in Milwaukee at Books Matter: Changing the World Through Literature

I am thrilled to be joining fellow children’s book author Miranda Paul at the upcoming Wisconsin State Reading Association’s Conference in Milwaukee. Our goal is to inspire educators to leverage the power of stories beyond their classroom walls. By sharing our own stories about how a picture book about women in Gambia has chronicled a large-scale… Continue reading Join me in Milwaukee at Books Matter: Changing the World Through Literature

What is Dyslexia?

I recently ran across this u-tube video which gives a simple yet clear explanation of dyslexia, a very common learning challenge. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zafiGBrFkRM]

Dear Teen Me ~ Guest Post

Dear Teen Me from author Bridget Birdsall (DOUBLE EXPOSURE, ORDINARY ANGELS) Dear Teen Me: What would I tell you now? Well, just like A.S. King, I’ve rewritten this letter twice, so let’s cut to the chase: everything will turn out okay. Really. You have to trust me on this. You are not dumb and you… Continue reading Dear Teen Me ~ Guest Post

When One Woman Wins, We All Win: Why I Give $5 a Month to AROHO

“Never had much money . . . but I lived like a millionaire.” Jane Vanderbosh Inspired by my late friend and fellow writer, Jane, I decided in December of 2001, to give $5 to anyone who asked for money that holiday season. The world was still reeling from the aftershock of 9/11, I was a… Continue reading When One Woman Wins, We All Win: Why I Give $5 a Month to AROHO

One Dyslexic’s True Life Story

  What happens when your biggest dream becomes a re-occurring nightmare? Imagine you are in first grade and more than anything in the world you want to learn to read and write, unlike the other kids, you know what you want to do when you grow up. You want to write books. So you stare… Continue reading One Dyslexic’s True Life Story