By providing our children with great literature we can nurture the readers, writers, and thinkers of the future. Although writing for kids is a lot of fun, it should not be taken lightly. They demand entertainment, and we must provide it, but they also deserve real art — literature that is deep, fresh, beautiful, and challenging.
~ Molly Beth Griffin

Listen to Your Mother!

March 9, 2017

I am honored to be included in the cast of this year’s Listen to Your Mother Twin Cities show! The show will take place on May 4th at 7pm at the Riverview Theater. I’m told tickets sell out quickly, so get yours here ASAP. Save Save Save

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New Kid Lit Diversity Graphic Goes VIRAL

September 20, 2016

I’m so excited, friends, that I was involved in the creation of this new image, with illustrator David Huyck and scholar Dr. Sarah Park Dahlen, depicting the lack of representation of characters from diverse backgrounds in children’s literature. In the first three days the blog post got over 30,000 hits. We hope this image helps […]

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RHODA has been nominated for a STAR OF THE NORTH AWARD!

April 21, 2016

I was the “mystery guest” at the announcement event last night at Mackin, and got to speak to a room full of enthusiastic teachers and librarians and kids and parents, sign a ton of books, and help celebrate the MN Youth Reading Awards. I’m told that somewhere in the ballpark of 42,000 kids will read […]

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Picture Book Salon has a new home!

December 8, 2015

DRUM ROLL PLEASE…. In 2016 we will be meeting on *FIRST-MONDAYS* in room 203, the large classroom on the second floor of Open Book, across from the Loft offices. Many of you know that we’ve outgrown the book club room, with salons drawing 30-40 writers and artists, and we’ve been roving all over the building […]

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May 28, 2015

I had the pleasure of accepting a Northeast Minnesota Book Award for Rhoda’s Rock Hunt last week in Duluth.  You can see all the winners here!

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