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  • Q & A with Shirin Shamsi and Tarun Lak

    Seventy-five years ago, Partition displaced more than 15 million South Asians. In her new picture book, Shirin Shamsi shares her mother's Partition story.

  • Tricia Levenseller Closes Out Series with National Tour

    YA author Tricia Levenseller celebrated the publication of 'Master of Iron,' which concludes her Bladesmith duology, with a national tour.

  • Q & A with Katherine Arden

    Small Spaces, Katherine Arden's atmospheric middle grade horror quartet, comes to a close with 'Empty Smiles'; PW spoke with Arden about the importance of honoring the emotional impact of her characters' terrifying experiences, and why kids love horror.

  • Close-Up on: John Patrick Green

  • Four Questions with Roma Agrawal

    We spoke with award-winning structural engineer Roma Agrawal about her forthcoming book for young readers, 'How Was That Built?,' and her mission to build awareness and interest in STEM/engineering education and careers—especially for women of color.

  • New Picture Book Addresses Calming Fear Through Art

    Author-illustrator Barbara DiLorenzo discussed her forthcoming book, 'One Thursday Afternoon,' in which a girl processes her anxiety following a school lockdown drill by spending quiet time outdoors with her grandfather.

  • Q & A with Ryan La Sala

    We spoke with Ryan La Sala about his third YA novel, 'The Honeys,' an LGBTQ+ YA thriller set at a summer camp, which was sold to Scholastic after a 13-imprint auction.

  • In Conversation: Andrew Young and Paula Young Shelton

    We asked Andrew Young and his daughter Paula Young Shelton to discuss their new picture book collaboration, ‘Just Like Jesse Owens,’ which presents a pivotal moment from the childhood of this civil rights icon and former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N.

  • Q & A with Stephen Savage

    Stephen Savage spoke with us about how his new picture book 'Moonlight' both was and wasn't a fresh start, and what it felt like to go old school from beginning to end.

  • Q & A with Mason Deaver

    We spoke with Mason Deaver about their new novel for teens, 'The Feeling of Falling in Love,' and what it's like to be writing queer YA in the current climate of increasing book challenges.

  • Four Questions for Maya Gabeira

    Maya Gabeira, a Brazilian big wave surfer who in 2018 set a Guinness World Record for the largest wave ever surfed by a woman, spoke with us about her debut picture book, 'Maya and the Beast.'

  • Close-Up on: Wes Hargis

  • Q & A with Beth Kephart

    PW spoke with Kephart about creating books across age ranges and genres, and teaching the craft of writing.

  • Q & A with Dan Gemeinhart

    We spoke with Dan Gemeinhart about his unconventional style choices in 'The Midnight Children' and the meaning of home in middle grade fiction.

  • Q & A with Lio Min

    We spoke with music journalist Lio Min about crafting the YA debut, 'Beating Heart Baby,' and how anime influenced their story.

  • Children's and YA Authors on Crossing Categories

    We spoke with a number of high-profile children’s writers who have branched out from the categories and genres in which they originally found success to reach new audiences.

  • Soapbox: Children's Nonfiction Has an Image Problem

    Sibert Medal Honoree Melissa Stewart has written more than 200 science books for children. Here, she argues that many children gravitate towards nonfiction books, but adults may be steering them away because of their own assumptions and biases, to the detriment. of young readers.

  • On Tour with Kalynn Bayron

    Kalynn Bayron went on her first in-person tour for her bestselling YA fantasy 'This Wicked Fate' last month.

  • Q & A with Jose Pimienta

    We spoke with 'Twin Cities' author-illustrator Jose Pimienta about cultural and gender-based double standards, teenage rebellion, and finding a place to call your own.

  • Close-Up on: Mariko Tamaki

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