In February 2022 I signed a petition asking the New York Times to add children’s nonfiction bestseller lists that parallel the current children’s fiction lists. Find more information about #KidsLoveNonfiction announcing the campaign on a Nonfiction Ninjas post.
Mary Ann Cappiello, Professor of Language and Literacy at Lesley University, Xenia Hadjioannou, Associate Professor of Language and Literacy Education at Harrisburg campus of Penn State University, and Melissa Stewart, author of children’s nonfiction literature shared studies that many children prefer nonfiction, and many more enjoy fiction and nonfiction equally.
Together I want to support the goal to raise awareness about the importance of quality nonfiction titles for kids of all ages to have access to.
With many schools now in session for the 22-23 school year, I encourage administrators, educators, parents, and writers to share the importance and discovery of reading quality nonfiction books.