On this week’s #HFGather, Sarah Aronson hosted Susan Campbell Bartoletti and surprise guest editor Jill Davis! Susan and Jill talked about creating their new book, How Women Won the Vote: Alice Paul, Lucy Burns, and Their Big Idea. Many nonfiction gems were gleaned from their chat:
Story is the boss: you have to follow what serves your story best
Sometimes the tiniest details are the ones that bring the story to life
The importance of journaling and storyboarding
Kids are interested in the secret lives of adults
Are there topics that are “too tough” for children’s books?
From Jill: the most important job of an editor is collaboration