Newbery Honor-winning (HEART OF A SAMURAI) and New York Times' bestselling author Margi Preus's new middle grade noveL, VILLAGE OF SCOUNDRELS (Abrams), due out on February 25, 2020, has already received a starred review in Kirkus. Congratulations, Margi!
Starred Review for Janice Harrington's New Picture Book!
Janice Harrington's (CATCHING A STORYFISH) picture book biography of African-American entomologist Charles Henry Turner, BUZZING WITH QUESTIONS (Boyds MIlls Kane/Calkins Creek), which is due out November 5, has received a starred review from School Library Journal. Congratulations, Janice!
JDLA Welcomes Erin Clyburn
Formerly an agent with Corvisiero Literary Agency, Erin has also worked as a copy editor and recipe editor in the magazine industry and was general manager of Turtleback Books. Erin holds a BA in English Literature from Mississippi State University and an MA in Children’s Literature from Hollins University. Find more about Erin, her interests, and her submission guidelines here. Welcome!
GREEN GREEN Honored on BookRiot List
GREEN GREEN: A COMMUNITY GARDENING STORY by agent and client Marie Lamba, Baldev Lamba, and illustrator Sonia Sanchez was placed on BookRiot's September 2019 list of 25 of the Best Children's Books About Health and Safety.
A PW Noteworthy Novel Sequel!
THE JUMBIE GOD'S REVENGE, which comes out September 3rd through Algonquin Books, was honored as a Publishers Weekly Noteworthy Novel Sequel. Congratulations, Tracey!
Congrats to author Tracey Baptiste for her wonderful Opinion piece in The New York Times. "Mermaids Have Always Been Black" addresses how the uproar over Disney casting Halle Bailey as the Little Mermaid overlooks generations of Caribbean and African folklore.