Flashback to the Present

Native writers at Kweli’s Color of Children’s Literature Conference in April 2016
Front: L to R: Charlene Willing McManis (Grand Ronde); Andrea L. Rogers (Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma); Marcie Rendon (White Earth (Anishinaabe) Nation)
Back: L to R: Natalie Dana (Passamaquoddy); Laura Kaye Jagles (Tesuque Pueblo); Traci Sorell (Cherokee Nation); Joseph Bruchac(Abenaki); and Kevin Maillard (Seminole)

Two years ago, I got to hang out with all these lovely writers at KWELI’s Color of Children’s Literature Conference in New York. And this year, I’m going back!

But today I wanted to share an interview involving two of the cool people I met there. http://cynthialeitichsmith.blogspot.com/2018/02/author-interview-charlene-willing.html

Traci Sorrell interviewed Charlene Willing McManis on her goal to be a children’s writer.