I challenge you to a good ol’ fashioned game of “I Bet I Can Find a Video Interview of An Author You Like”. Have you heard of Reading Rockets? From the source:
Reading Rockets is a national multimedia project offering information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help.
Included among these resources is one of the finest collections of author/illustrator videos I’ve ever seen. It’s a staggering – interviews of pretty much every key figure in modern children’s literature. What you see below is just a fraction of their author video library. You can access the videos two ways:
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