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SOCIAL JUSTICE BOOK LIST - ANNIE'S PLAID SHIRT
February 20, 2020
SOCIAL JUSTICE BOOK LIST - ANNIE'S PLAID SHIRT

HAPPY NEWS: My picture book, ANNIE'S PLAID SHIRT, made this prestigious list from SOCIAL JUSTICE BOOKS, a TEACHING FOR CHANGE project! Some of the books are below. I'm proud to be on the same list as these amazing authors, including Tomie DePaola and Robert Munsch! Early Childhood: Learning about Gender Identity"Teaching for Change carefully selects the best multicultural and social justice books for children, young adults, and educators." Annie's Plaid Shirt By Stacy B. DavidsI Love My Purse By Belle DeMontJack (Not Jackie) By Erica SilvermanJojo's Flying Sidekick By Brian PinkneyJulián Is a Mermaid By Jessica LoveKeep Climbing, Girls By Beah E. RichardsKing ...

ANNIE'S PLAID SHIRT Referenced on Bill Maher's HBO Show
November 09, 2019
SOCIAL JUSTICE BOOK LIST - ANNIE'S PLAID SHIRT

Hooray!!! My picture book, ANNIE'S PLAID SHIRT, was referenced on HBO's RealTime with Bill Maher! In Season 16, Ep. 8, comedian Bill Maher discussed children's books with LGBT themes.  Specifically, he showed various book covers and stated there are books about boys who dress like girls and books about girls who dress like boys.  That's when he showed ANNIE'S PLAID SHIRT! I'm grateful he mentioned the topic and displayed my book.  THANK YOU, BILL MAHER! SIGNED AND PERSONALIZED copies of ANNIE'S PLAID SHIRT can be purchased at Upswing Press. The book is also available at Amazon. ISBN#: 978-0-692-51245-6Stacy B. Davids, Ph.D. is an author, psychologist, and indie ...

Novel and Picture Book Plotting with the Eight C's template
July 29, 2017
SOCIAL JUSTICE BOOK LIST - ANNIE'S PLAID SHIRT

I love studying structure and plot! Check out the template below by Lara Willard. It's meant for novels, but it can be applied to picture books, too. This approach is called: PLOTTING WITH THE EIGHT C'S. Enjoy! (Click or tap to enlarge pic.) Here's a list of the 8 C's included in the chart above: Captivation, Change, Complication, Confrontation, Collapse, Comprehension, Curveball, Culmination 

BANNED BOOKS Gender Identity Children's Books List by Amer. Library Assoc. (ALA)
January 20, 2017
SOCIAL JUSTICE BOOK LIST - ANNIE'S PLAID SHIRT

I'm thrilled that my picture book, ANNIE'S PLAID SHIRT, is a suggested title from the American Library Association (ALA)! The "banned books" list below was created as a bookmark (to be printed, cut, and shared).  All the books have a gender identity-related theme. The bookmark says: STAND UP FOR YOUR RIGHT TO READ...If you like I AM JAZZ, you might try...ANNIE'S PLAID SHIRT Is my book banned from anywhere?  Not to my knowledge.  The point of the list is to give some love and attention to quality books that address important, and sometimes, controversial topics. Hope y'all check out these wonderful books!  It's ...

ANNIE'S PLAID SHIRT is a Foreword Reviews INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award Winner!
July 21, 2016
SOCIAL JUSTICE BOOK LIST - ANNIE'S PLAID SHIRT

July 21, 2016FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASECONTACT: Upswing Press; info@upswingpress.comANNIE’S PLAID SHIRT named a Foreword Reviews’ 2015 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards Winner! North Miami Beach, FL—Today, Upswing Press is pleased to announce ANNIE’S PLAID SHIRT has been recognized as a Silver winner in the 18th annual Foreword Reviews’ INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards.Narrowed down from nearly 2,000 entries by a panel of librarians and booksellers, along with Foreword Reviews’ editorial staff, the winners are considered the year’s best books published by independent publishers, university presses, and self-published authors. Foreword Reviews ...