In the fifth episode of Critical Conversations in Children's Literature Dr. Lashon Daley continues the conversation of collaboration in the industry of Children's Literature with guests Matt de la Peña and Loren Long. They discuss their collaborative process while working on the 2018 New York Times bestselling picture book Love as well as a current project.
Matt de la Peña is the author of middle-grade and young adult novels such as Mexican WhiteBoy, We Were Here and Superman: Dawnbreaker as well as a handful of children's picture books like Last Stop on Market Street for which he won the Newbery.
Loren Long is the illustrator of former President Barack Obama's picture book Of Thee I Sing, Mr. Peabody's Apples by Madonna. Change Sings by Amanda Gorman and a host of other picture books including the Otis series.
Watch the video below!