Making Mistakes when Crossing Borders in Fiction

I was recently asked by Ed Spicer about common mistakes I've seen when authors cross borders to tell stories. The answer is somewhere in the middle of the interview, but you might appreciate the entire conversation:

NOTE (12/7): I'm heading off the Fire Escape for my winter hiatus, which includes a one-month stint teaching a course on "Race, Power, and Justice in Children's Books" at Saint Mary's College of California during January. I'll be back on the Fire Escape in February, friends! (With one exception -- I'm popping back once in January to review two excellent new picture books about adoption.)


Wonderful interview. Your point about treading carefully and respectfully when crossing borders in our writing is so important to keep in mind.
Bee said…
AMAZING interview. Being humble when writing about someone across the border is so important, especially when there's always this chance of falling into stereotypes.

You're such an inspiring person to listen to.