One Moore Book, member of the Children’s Book Council

I’m proud of my publisher! One Moore Book happily announced today that they’re the newest member of the Children’s Book Council, a nonprofit trade association of children’s book publishers dedicated to supporting and informing the industry. This membership increases opportunities for OMB as a diversity publisher, giving access to industry advocacy, national reading lists, industry partnerships and many other benefits. You can find a list of members HERE I’m thankful for the part, however small, I’ve played in making One Moore Book what it is. My trilingual children’s book, I am Riding, was published by One Moore Book in 2013, as part of the Haiti Series, a collection of six stories that feature…

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This weekend, I am riding!

“Frederick Douglass taught that literacy is the path from slavery to freedom. There are many kinds of slavery and many kinds of freedom, but reading is still the path.” ―Carl Sagan My children’s book, I AM RIDING! (grades 3-4), is available on Amazon from One Moore Book. I teamed up with illustrator Jean Patrick Icart-Pierre for this fun-filled trinlingual (English, French, Kreyòl) story about a girl’s first time riding a bike. I’m going to be busy this weekend. One of One Moore Book’s goals this year is to make Storytime videos for all of their books. One Moore Book Storytime is a project that brings books to life through…

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End of Year Review: 2013 Caribbean Children’s and YA Books Continue Self-Publishing Trend

End of Year Review 2013 — Children’s and YA Books. My friends Ibi Zoboi, Edwidge Danticat, Katia D. Ulysse, and Maureen Boyer are included. So am I (for my book, I Am Riding)! More info here. 1. Lizzy Lizard by Robin Boasman (PB) 2. Look Back! by Trish Cooke (PB) 3. Bolo the Monkey by Jonathan Burke (PB) 4. Kafiya Meets the Moon by Janet Campbell (PB) 5. Flowers in the Sky by Lynn Joseph (YA) 6. A Song for Bijou by Josh Farrar (YA) 7. The Last Mapou by Edwidge Danticat (PB) 8. Janjak and Freda Go to the Iron Market by Elizabeth Turnbull (PB) 9. Serafina’s Promise by…

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Storytelling time at the Anancy Festival

June 15, 2013. South Regional / Broward College Library. I read “I Am Riding” to the kids. They loved it! We sang a song about riding, screamed onomatopoeias and colored pages from the book. The Anancy Festival is a celebration of Caribbean cultural heritage; it’s designed with particular appeal to children and teenagers curious about the Caribbean. Anancy (or Anansi) is the West African trickster hero of numerous folk tales that are popular across the Caribbean, indeed popular throughout the African Diaspora. This clever and conniving character is familiar to millions of people around the world and an appropriate icon for the festival’s blend of Caribbean culture on…

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I Am Riding: A Conversation with Author M.J. Fievre

Check out my new interview on the One Moore Book blog “M.J. Fievre is a writer, editor and educator whose passion for writing can be felt in every word she pens. She has authored several novels, short stories and poems in French and English, including our trilingual title, ‘I am Riding.’ We hope you find her zest for life (and sense of humor) as intoxicating as we did.” (“A Conversation with Author M.J. Fievre,” One Moore Book Website) Related Articles: One Moore Book Brings Joy to LitWorld’s Innovation Hub in Haiti “The children and their LitClub Leaders were so excited to see books in Haitian Creole. We read aloud…

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I Am Riding… around the world!

My children’s book, I AM RIDING! (grades 3-4) is now available on Amazon. I team up with illustrator Jean Patrick Icart-Pierre for this fun-filled TRILINGUAL (English, French, Kreyol) story about a girl’s first time riding a bike. Top left: Children from the Village of Hope School excitedly welcome my trilingual book, “I Am Riding.” Top right: In Miami, my friend Ana sent me this picture of her daughter Nathalie reading with Grandma. Bottom left: Another avid reader in Lauderhill. A quote from this lovely girl: “By looking at the cover, I already know it’s good.” Awww. Kudos to illustrator Jean-Patrick Icart Pierre! Bottom right: Little girls in Haiti are reading my book!…

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One Moore Book: The Haiti Series

My trilingual children’s book, I am Riding, is getting published by One Moore Book as part of the Haiti Series, a collection of six stories that feature the vibrant culture and people of the Republic of Haiti! The  launch will be an art exhibition featuring illustrators of the Haiti Series, including Edouard Duval Carrie. See you in New York on the 26th of January (flyer at the end of this entry). Enjoy this interview with Wayétu Moore, Co-founder and Publisher of One Moore Book, a company that produces and publishes stories for children of countries with low literacy rates. She received her BA in journalism from Howard University, and her MA…

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