New Deals!
October 15, 2021
Susan Hawk

We're excited to announce a raft of new deals for UC clients!  Stay posted for the publication of these goodies:

Beth Hautala's middle grade novel, MIRACLE SEASON, to Liza Kaplan at Viking Children's, by Danielle Chiotti.

Joy Givens' debut picture books text, SUPER NOAH, to Kelsey Skea at Two Lions/Amazon, by Danielle Chiotti.

E.A. Carrington's THE KINDA SORTA NORMAL LIFE OF JOSHUA JONES, a graphic novel text about a boy who finds a magical wish-granting star and uses it to wish for endless snow days, to Andrew Arnold at Harper Alley, for publication in summer 2023, by Danielle Chiotti, for the author.

National Book Award nominee and Stonewall Award-winning author Kyle Lukoff's MERMAID DAYS, a fully-illustrated early reader series about a friendly mermaid and a new-to-town octo-kid and their adventures in Tidal Grove, illustrated by Kat Uno, to Rachel Matson at Scholastic Acorn, in a three-book deal, for publication in summer 2022, by Kayla Cichello for the illustrator (world).

Author of The Summer of Impossibilities Rachael Allen's HARLEY QUINN: RECKONING, first in a new YA trilogy within the DC Icons universe detailing Harley Quinn's origin story from vigilante teenager to super-villainess, to Sasha Henriques at Random House Children's in a three-book deal, for publication in spring 2022, by Susan Hawk (world).

Rachel Elliott's debut THE REAL RILEY MAYES, when rumors fly about a queer crush, a girl pops the top off her magic marker and, with the help of new friends and an old celebrity, wins over the mean girls in this heartfelt middle-grade Graphic novel about first inklings of identity and belonging in a small town, to Donna Bray at Balzer + Bray, in a good deal, at auction, for publication in May 2022, by Susan Hawk (world English).

Author of Conspiracy and Fly Girls, P. O'Connell Pearson's WE ARE YOUR CHILDREN TOO, an account of the student-led strike in Prince Edward County, Virginia that became part of Brown v. Board of Education, about how white leaders closed public schools for five years rather than desegregate, and the courage of the Black community in demanding equality then and forging a better future today, for middle grade and YA readers, to Kendra Levin at Simon & Schuster Kids, for publication in summer 2022, by Susan Hawk (world).

Author of Laura Ingalls is Ruining My Life, Shelley Tougas's LILY AND THE OTHER GUY, a picture book in which a girl misses her dad and isn't sure about the new guy her mom is seeing, but with a little patience and humor she learns that having fun with a new stepparent doesn't mean forgetting mom or dad, and that letting someone new into your life means more love all around, illustrated by Sara Palacios, to Kate Jacobs with Emily Feinberg editing, for publication in summer 2022, by Susan Hawk for the author (world).

Kirsti Call's THE BIG SCREAM, a board book teaching readers how to pause, breathe in, and feel better after a tantrum, illustrated by Denis Angelov, to Cindy Kim at Little Simon, for publication in summer 2022, by Susan Hawk for the illustrator (world).

Author of The Voice That Won the Vote, E Boxer's SPLASH!: A SWIMMING LEGEND SEND OUT RIPPLES OF CHANGE, a picture book about Ethelda Bleibtrey, who took up swimming to recover from polio and went on to be the first American woman to win an Olympic gold medal in swimming, illustrated by Elizabeth Baddeley, to Sarah Rockett at Sleeping Bear Press, for publication in 2023, by Alexandra Penfold for the illustrator (world).

NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book Winner for Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer Code Laurie Wallmark's A PASSION FOR SCIENCE: MARIA MITCHELL, ASTRONOMER, a picture book telling the story of the first female professional astronomer in America, illustrated by Liz Wong, to Marissa Moss at Creston Books, for publication in fall 2022, by Alexandra Penfold for the illustrator (world).

Founder of Alisa Zipursky's HEALING HONESTLY: REAL TALK ON BEING A CHILD SEX ABUSE SURVIVOR, a survivor-centered book helping adult readers unpack the untrue stories of their abuse and challenge those stories in order to find validation, levity, and support, to Charlotte Asklock at Berrett-Koehler, for publication in 2023, by Danielle Chiotti (world).

Christyne Morrell's TREX, pitched as Liar & Spy meets Stranger Things, a contemporary middle grade mystery told by three unreliable narrators, following a boy with an experimental implant, a reclusive girl training to be a spy, and their adventures together as they're pitted against school bullies, their own parents, and an evil, brain-hacking corporation, to Wendy Loggia at Delacorte, for publication in fall 2022, by Danielle Chiotti (NA).

Congratulations to all our clients!