Cynthia Leitich Smith: “This Book is For You”


This book is for you but only if you’re worth its content!

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Guest Post by Austin Author Cynthia Leitich Smith

This is the second week in a series of author guest posts about diversity in children’s literature and the BookPeople Modern First Library initiative. For more about BookPeople’s Modern First Library initiative, and for more recommendations of wonderful new and classic picture books to read, visit bookpeople.com. 

Previous posts in this series:
Chris Barton: A Modern First Library List
Chris Barton: Loved, valued, unique? Yes. Center of the universe?
Cynthia Leitich Smith: Books as mirrors

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I’m a proud Austinite and devoted BookPeople customer. I have only one negative memory of the store.

This is what happened: I was in the children’s section spying on a boy shopping with his mother.

(Yes, spying. I’m a children’s book author. Trade secret: We spy on kids all the time.)

The boy was about five years old, and he’d picked up a picture…

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