Welcome to Manzanita
This is a gathering place for people who want to find children's book offerings and resources. Now more than ever, we need to understand that we are interconnected, and that the the well-being of the community is as important as our individual well-being. The goal for this site is to to provide resources for community members to express their creative voices through telling stories for young people, from board books for babies to books for teens. We welcome all, and especially people from under-represented groups in the mainstream children's book world and those involved in indie publishing.
At this site you will find:
- Manzanita Community - Including children's book creators in conversation, online children's book classes, mentoring and critiquing, and resources.
- Manzanita Books - Books about California history, with a focus on #ownvoices books reflecting under-represented stories.
- Manzanita Mentoring and Workshop Program - One-on-one monthly mentoring and a group workshop for more intensive children's book creation support, in the Bay Area and online.
Above and all manzanita photos by Elaine Miller Bond