Remember that ad in which a not-so-grown boy said “things sure have changed since when I was a little kid”? We like to think that’s true of children’s books and, when we think about it, it must be. If children’s books hadn’t come as far as they have, we wouldn’t have books that tackle issues; books like Not in Room 204, Gleam and Glow and Bird.
On this edition of Just One More Book!!, Mark speaks with Zetta Elliott, author of the book Bird, about publishing picture books that tackle real-life issues like drug addiction, getting published in foreign markets and being daring as both book publishers and book buyers.
To hear more of the conversation with Zetta, sign up for our monthly newsletter on our website, justonemorebook.com/newsletter, in time for the December 2008 issue which will include a link to more of our conversation.