Author Archive for Ms. Meltingpot

Black Soap, White Skin?!

Black soap, white skin. What's wrong with this picture and this product?

Hi Meltingpot Readers, So, you know I’m working on my next book that will explore the role of colorism in American families. Right now I’m deep into the research, so the majority of my waking hours are spent trying to…

#We Need Diverse Books…

Not just a logo, a movement!

Hi Meltingpot Readers, Have you seen the social media campaign advocating for children’s literature with more diverse characters? While I’ve known since forever that colored folks are woefully underrepresented in kiddie lit, including YA fiction, it seems that the rest…