kids lit Tag

Furqan UPDATE 23 – New stores 2018

Ok, so what follows is a bunch of brick and mortar actual physical stores from California to London. What I would like you to do is to visit them if they are near you. Buy my book there and buy other books from them. Support small businesses rather than the huge corporations. If they don’t have a book you want, they can get it for you. Support these also because they have different specialties and tastes, which means you’ll find things you weren’t looking for when you shop. If you’re an author or illustrator, contact them too.
1. Blue Willow Bookshop – Houston TX

2. Book Passage – Corte Madera/ Marin -CA

3. Diesel Bookstore – Larkspur CA

4. East Bay Booksellers – Rockridge CA

5. Green Apple books – San Francisco CA

6. Land Gallery/ Buy Olympia – Portland OR

8. New Beacon Books – London UK (Black Owned)

9. Petunia’s Place – Fresno CA

10. Skylight Books – Los Angeles CA

11. Spectator Books – Piedmont/Oakland CA
If you know an independent bookstore that should have the book, request it there or give the owners my email. Its is

Furqan’s First Flat Top UPDATE 22- Back in Stock

Just wanted to let folks know “Furqan’s First” is back in stock (2nd printing). You can get it from me directly. If you need a large number of books , please contact me at You can get the book through “We Buy”, Etsy, and from your local bookstore.

One of a kind, like me 7 – Latinxs in kid lit/ At home librarian

More reviews for One of a kind, like me”

Latinxs in Kid Lit 

is a book blog hat focusing on Latinx centered stories and bilingual books. Please check them out, they have YA, Middle grade, and picture books there. And this is the fourth or fifth time I’ve gotten to be featured in some way on their blog. Love them! Subscribe to their blog.

At Home librarian 
is an awesome blog run by one mom who is passionate about books in general and very passionate about diverse books coming from a lot of different backgrounds. Please check out her review and all the other books she talks about.

For those of you new to the book, One of a kind like me is a picture book written by Laurin Mayeno and illustrated by me Robert Liu-Trujillo. Here is the synopsis of the story: Tomorrow is the school parade, and Danny knows exactly what he will be: a princess. Mommy supports him 100%, and they race to the thrift store to find his costume. It’s almost closing time. Will Danny find the costume of his dreams in time? One of A Kind, Like Me / Unico como yo is a sweet story about unconditional love and the beauty of individuality. It’s a unique book that lifts up children who don’t fit gender stereotypes, and reflects the power of a loving and supportive community. The book is written by Laurin Mayeno, illustrated by Robert Liu-Trujillo, and translated by Teresa Mlawer.

And you can purchase it here at Blood Orange Press

Furqan’s First Flat Top UPDATE 19-ACL

There are times when you’re not sure if the folks you are sending your work to will be able to “see” your work but I was excited last year when I found that my book not only got into one of my local library systems, but that now the association is giving Furqan’s First props is amazing. Read the review and reviews of other books here.
And check out the other books from up and comers to OG’s in kids literature on the page, specifically Laura Atkins’ book she co-authored with Stan Yogi about Fred Korematsu.
And if you havent already please request Furqan’s First at your local library, store, school, doctor’s office, day care center, etc. Peace!