PB&J EP 2: Roseanne Greenfield Thong & John Parra

Picture Bookstagang Podcast PB&J

“Picture Books & Justice”

PB&J Episode 3: Interview with Roseanne Greenfield-Thong and John Parra


Episode summary: 

Corrie chats with the Author and illustrator of “Round is a Tortilla: A Book of Shapes” and “Green is a Chile Pepper: A Book of Colors.  They discuss their books, their creative process, their feelings on the social justice of picture books, and what other books they are enjoying right now as readers!

Topics discussed in this episode: 

-Topic 1 Introduction and Latinx Representation in Children’s books [0:44]

-Topic 2 Why do you create? [2:00]

-Topic 3 What does your creative routine and work process look like? [8:48]

-Topic 4  What draws you to a picture book? [17:25]

-Topic 5 Picture books as they relate to Social Justice [20:55]

-Topic 6 Universality of Picture books [28:28]

-Topic 7 Creating a love for Books [30:46]

-Topic 8 Your Favourite New Releases [36:55]

Books mentioned in this episode:

“Round is a Tortilla: A Book of Shapes” by Roseanne Greenfield-Thong & John Parra

“Green is a Chile: A Book of Colors” by Roseanne Greenfield-Thong & John Parra

“Little Libraries and Big Heroes” by Miranda Paul & John Parra

“One Plastic Bag” by Miranda Paul & Elizabeth Zunon

“That is My Dream” Langston Hughes & Daniel Mirayes

“Tar Beach” by Faith Ringold  

“Refugee” by Allen Gratz 

“The Day you Begin” by Jacqueline Woodson & Rafael Lopez

“¡Vamos! Let’s Go to the Market” by Raul The Third III

“The Little Gardener” by Emily Hughes

“Letters from Cuba” by Ruth Behar

“Owl’s Outstanding Donuts” by Robin Yardi,

“The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora” by Pablo Cartaya

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