New Deal for Sarah Lariviere!

Absolutely delighted to share this marvelous news -- Sarah Lariviere's newest YA is unputdownable, and we can't wait for it to be out in the world!

Kelly Delaney, while at Knopf Children’s Books, has acquired, in a two-book deal, RIOT ACT by Sarah Lariviere (Time Travel for Love and Profit, The Bad Kid), a YA alternate history duology set in 1991, where America is ruled by an authoritarian regime. The first novel is narrated from the afterlife by Maximus Bowl, who was murdered by the police-state, and tells the story of his living friends, theater kids forced to choose between acting as outlaws to produce meaningful art—or silencing their voices, and doing as they’re told. Erin Clarke will edit, publication is planned for Summer 2024; Susan Hawk negotiated the two-book deal for NA rights