The Biggest Gift of All Interview with Luda and Melquea
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The Biggest Gift of All Interview with Luda and Melquea

INCLUDAS is proud to announce the publication of our newest children’s picture book, The Biggest Gift of All. We sat down with author Luda Gogolushko and illustrator Melquea Smith to hear about the creative process behind the book, what they hope readers take away from its message, and the greatest gifts they’ve ever given. Read…

Meet Lauren
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Meet Lauren

We are so excited to welcome Lauren to the INCLUDAS team as the Advocacy and Research Intern! What’s your favorite thing about yourself, and what’s the most significant thing that’s influenced you as a person? It sounds cliché, but I feel like I’m very caring. I want to do things to help people. And again,…

Meet Caleigh
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Meet Caleigh

We are so excited to have Caleigh join the INCLUDAS team as the General Support Intern! What’s your favorite thing about yourself? Something I really like about myself is that I try to involve myself in such a wide range of things. I try to pick up a lot of different skills. I like to…

Meet Avonlea
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Meet Avonlea

Avonlea joined the INCLUDAS team as the Summer 2023 Marketing and Design Intern. We are so excited to have her with us! What’s your favorite thing about yourself? My favorite thing about myself is my perseverance. When there are roadblocks or obstacles, I try not to give up, and do my best to work through…

Meet Mira
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Meet Mira

Mira joined the INCLUDAS team as the Summer 2023 Education Intern. We are so excited to have her with us! What’s your favorite thing about yourself? I’m very curious and very ambitious, I would say. Last year, I studied abroad in France, and it was an amazing experience and everything, but I didn’t know any…

Meet Ellie
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Meet Ellie

Ellie joined the INCLUDAS team as the Summer 2023 Research Intern. We are so excited to have her with us! What’s your favorite thing about yourself? I think it would be how caring I am. I work at a daycare, so a lot of my personality and personal effort is directed toward caring for people…

Meet McKenzie
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Meet McKenzie

McKenzie joined the INCLUDAS team as the Summer 2023 Book Launch Intern. We are so excited to have her with us! What’s your favorite thing about yourself? My ability to listen to people. I really pride myself in being intentional in my interactions with other people, connecting with them, and being present in the best…

The Pearls of Yesterday Review Interview: Lucy
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The Pearls of Yesterday Review Interview: Lucy

Our YA romance novel, L.S. Rydde’s The Pearls of Yesterday, is already resonating with readers! We had the chance to talk to two advocates for disability representation in media about why they hope to see more diverse characters in literature, their own experiences with disability representation, and what it means to them to see disabled…

The Pearls of Yesterday Review Interview: Fabiola
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The Pearls of Yesterday Review Interview: Fabiola

Our YA romance novel, L.S. Rydde’s The Pearls of Yesterday, is already resonating with readers! We had the chance to talk to two advocates for disability representation in media about why they hope to see more diverse characters in literature, their own experiences with disability representation, and what it means to them to see disabled…

Meet Emily Holyoak of Good Morning, Dinah
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Meet Emily Holyoak of Good Morning, Dinah

Meet debut author, Emily Holyoak of YA contemporary novel, Good Morning, Dinah! We’ve got an exclusive interview all about Emily, what it was like writing the book, and fun rapid fire questions! What did you want to be when you were a child? My earliest memories were that I wanted to be a mermaid. Then,…

Meet Han
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Meet Han

Han was part of the INCLUDAS team between September – December, 2022 as the Fall Events Intern. We are so excited to have them with us! What’s your favorite thing about yourself? My favorite thing about myself would generally be my thoughtfulness. Whether that’s in my relationships with people, in solving creative problems, or in…

Meet Kristina
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Meet Kristina

Kristina joined the INCLUDAS team during June of 2022 as the Summer Children’s Literature Intern. We are so excited to have her with us! Tell us about yourself. My favorite thing about myself is my creativity. I feel like I have a pretty good imagination. It always keeps me busy, and I’m never bored because…