Few people have helped to publish as many children’s books, in as many different ways, as Alisha Niehaus Berger.
Her career has spanned New York publishing, the Girl Scouts of America, and publishing programmes in over a dozen countries. As we find out in this conversation, she’s seen that there are many, many ways to make a children’s book. And many ways to define ‘quality’. What matters most is that each book has a purpose; and that, as book-makers, our jobs get richer and more rewarding when we know and love what our books will do in the world.
Links from the show:
- Alisha on LinkedIn
- Room to Read
- The Peace and Equality Collection
- Literacy Cloud
- Savvy by Ingrid Law
- The Vast Fields of Ordinary by Nick Burd
- Alisha’s ‘A Small Miracle’ post
- Alisha on the power of globally diverse children’s books
- We Need Diverse Books
- People of Color in Publishing
- Better World Books
- Pete the Cat