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.)