At La Bloga, I read of a new anthology, Spilling the Beans in Chicanolandia: Conversations with Writers and Artists, edited by Frederick Luis Aldama. Among those interviewed are several folks who have written not only for adults but for children, too. The list includes Denise Chávez (The Woman Who Knew the Lanuage of the Animals), Lucha Corpi (Where Fireflies Dance), Juan Felipe Herrera (The Upside Down Boy), Pat Mora (Doña Flor), Daniel Olivas (Benjamin and the Word), Luis J. Rodriguez (America Is Her Name), and Benjamin Alire Sáenz (Grandma Fina and Her Wonderful Umbrellas). Jaime Hernandez, a well-known comic book creator (Love and Rockets), is there, too.
The anthology's emphasis is not on children's books, but the array of voices sounds fascinating. I hope to find this one at the library.