If you’re interested in hearing what a stable of nonfiction children’s book writers think about their craft, their art, and the business of books, check out the I.N.K blog where a few dozen of us post once a month.
For three years until June of 2013, I had the honor and good fortunate to be the author-in-residence at the Michael J. Perkins School, which was (and still is) in the middle of an adventure. Boston Housing Authority’s Old Colony site in South Boston, which surrounds the school, is being rebuilt as a green, energy-saving development. Perkins kids are picking up their crayons, pencils, and hard hats—learning about life in the Construction Zone. They are blogging about the experience: a way to make math and science feel relevant because it’s happening next door, to learn about future careers and to instill confidence by publishing their work for all to see.
The blog has moved on, as I have but you can still see all the old posts. Check it out!