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  • Children’s Institute 2020: A Conversation with Isaac Fitzgerald

    The first-time children’s author talks about his new book, 'How to Be a Pirate.'

  • Children’s Institute 2020: Indies Introduce Debut Authors

    Ten authors of books chosen by booksellers as their favorite summer/fall middle grade and YA debuts read from their works in a lunchtime panel.

  • Spring 2020 Children's Flying Starts

    We spotlight the authors of six of the spring season’s most promising children's and YA debuts.

  • Spring 2020 Flying Starts: Kelly McWilliams

    Though Kelly McWilliams published her first novel in 2004 at age 15, she still considers this spring’s ‘Agnes at the End of the World’ her debut.

  • Spring 2020 Flying Starts: Claribel Ortega

    Claribel Ortega’s debut middle grade novel, ‘Ghost Squad,’ weaves together supernatural elements with a celebration of Dominican culture.

  • Spring 2020 Flying Starts: Jarrett and Jerome Pumphrey

    Brothers Jarrett and Jerome Pumphrey discuss their collaboration on ‘The Old Truck,’ an #OwnVoices picture book that celebrates a family’s love and grit.

  • Spring 2020 Flying Starts: Leah Johnson

    Debut author Leah Johnson spoke with us about ‘You Should See Me in a Crown,’ an LGBTQ YA rom-com starring a strong Black girl.

  • Spring 2020 Flying Starts: Ernesto Cisneros

    We spoke with author Ernesto Cisneros about his first middle grade novel, ‘Efren Divided,’ following a boy who attempts to keep his family going after his mother is deported.

  • Spring 2020 Flying Starts: Roseanne A. Brown

    Roseanne A. Brown discusses her debut YA fantasy, ‘A Song of Wraiths and Ruin,’ which is inspired in part by her Ghanaian heritage.

  • Authors’ Quarantine Stories: Carson Ellis

    Continuing our series of authors' noteworthy stories from sheltering in place, Carson Ellis, author-illustrator of 'Home' and 'Du Iz Tak?,' shares her experience balancing work, family responsibilities, and personal time during the pandemic.

  • Authors' Quarantine Stories: Padma Venkatraman

    We continue our summer series of authors' noteworthy stories from sheltering in place with Padma Venkatraman, author of 'The Bridge Home,' among other books for young readers.

  • Authors' Quarantine Stories: Lisa Yee

    Kicking off our new series, Lisa Yee, author of 'Millicent Min, Girl Genius' and several other books for young readers, shares an uplifting story of "love in the time of Corona."

  • Obituary: Stella Pevsner

    Children's author Stella Pevsner, widely known for her middle grade and YA novels that often addressed difficult subjects, died on June 11 at age 98.

  • Q & A with Ashley Wolff

    We spoke with author-illustrator Ashley Wolff about modernizing the look of her 1985 picture book, 'Only the Cat Saw,' for a new readership.

  • YA Author's Video on Racism Goes Viral

    In the weeks following the police killing of George Floyd, anti-racist protests have vaulted a number of Black leaders, artists, intellectuals, and authors to the foreground of American consciousness; among them is YA author and former bookseller Kimberly Jones, whose seven-minute video "How Can We Win" has gained national media attention.

  • Kristen Bell, Benjamin Hart, and Jeff Kinney Talk 'Purple People': A Photo Essay

    Actor Kristen Bell and creative director Benjamin Hart, co-authors of 'The World Needs More Purple People,' discussed their newly released picture book with 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' author and bookseller Jeff Kinney during a virtual event.

  • Katherine Paterson Dreams Up New Story for Online Readers

    As a gift for children who are sheltering in place this summer, Newbery Medalist Katherine Paterson has released an original story for free on the National Children's Book and Literacy Alliance website.

  • In Conversation: Aminah Mae Safi and April Poole

    We asked 'This Is All Your Fault' author Aminah Mae Safi and bookseller April Poole to interview each other about YA stories of female friendship, and their love and support of independent bookstores, particularly during the era of Covid-19.

  • Four Questions for Joan Bauer

    We spoke with author Joan Bauer about her latest novel, 'Raising Lumie,' which tells the story of a girl who trains a puppy to become a guide dog.

  • Mac Barnett's Instagram Labor of Love

    In an effort to reach kids who are sheltering in place, author Mac Barnett has launched a series of interactive readings on Instagram.

PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Tracy Deonn
Tracy Deonn discusses her debut YA novel, Legendborn, first in a fantasy series inspired by King Arthur, with a dose of Black Girl Magic.
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