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New Book deal for Author Sue Soltis!

Congratulations and hooray to Sue Soltis, whose picture book text, THE MOON MOVED IN, has sold to Melissa Manlove at Chronicle Books for Children and will be illustrated by Sonia Sánchez. I can’t wait to hold this beautiful story in my hands!

P. O’Connell Pearson’s CONSPIRACY: NIXON, WATERGATE, AND DEMOCRACY’S DEFENDERS is now available!

Happiest of publications days to Patricia Pearson on the publication of her newest work of non-fiction for older readers, Conspiracy: Nixon, Watergate, and Democracy’s Defenders! The story of President Richard Nixon and those who fought against him comes to life in this insightful and accessible book. PRAISE FOR CONSPIRACY! “What can American citizens do about a president who thinks he’s above the rule of law? A lot, actually, as Pearson shows in this skillful and meticulous telling of the Watergate drama.”—Steve Sheinkin, National Book Award finalist & Newbery Honor author of Bomb and Most Dangerous “Pearson agilely walks the line between textbook history and popular true crime…” — Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books “Smooth, clear writing makes this an appealing and accessible read. A cautionary episode from a half-century ago that ends up sounding eerily relevant.” — Kirkus Reviews…

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PSA: What NOT to say to Black people

We are thrilled to share this first look at Adam Smyer’s newest book, YOU CAN KEEP THAT TO YOURSELF: A COMPREHENSIVE LIST OF WHAT NOT TO SAY TO BLACK PEOPLE. Kirkus calls it: “A bitingly humorous compendium of the absurd subtle racism of the American workplace.” Read. Watch. Laugh. Feel uncomfortable. Out September 1. Preorder now!  

HAPPY BOOK BIRTHDAY to Sue Soltis’ THE STARS JUST UP THE STREET!

HOORAY and happiest of publications days to Sue Soltis on the publication of her newest picture books, THE STARS JUST UP THE STREET, with gorgeous illustrations by Christine Davenier! A grandpa’s memories of brilliant night skies inspire a little girl to take action in a tale for budding community organizers and star lovers alike. Mabel loves stars. She counts five from her window and thirty-seven from her backyard. But her grandfather tells her that, as a child, he could see thousands. Could it be true? Mabel climbs a hill looking for more stars — only to discover that the glow from the nearby town makes them hard to see. What would it take for her neighbors to turn off their lights, just for one night, so that everyone could see the starlit sky? Sue Soltis’s…

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