Check out Cynthia Leitich Smith's interview with Esmé Raji Codell today on Cynsations.
I can't put it better than Cynthia who describes Esmé Raji Codell as, "an award-winning author, a legendary teacher, a premier literacy and literature ambassador, a show-stopping speaker, the queen of Planet Esmé, and quite possibly the greatest force for good in children's literature. Everything she does is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED."
The entire interview is fascinating, inspiring, and completely worth reading, but I was particularly interested in Esmé Raji Codell's PlanetEsme Reading Room, a private reading room located in Chicago. Take a look around.