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  • Q & A with Todd Strasser

    We spoke with YA author Todd Strasser about his latest novel, 'The Good War,' which looks at the rise of white nationalism through the lens of a middle school's first foray into e-sports.

  • 21 Across: Laurie Keller's Crossword Surprise

    Author-illustrator Laurie Keller was having a pretty normal Saturday at home on January 9 when she received some happy and exciting news; one of her book characters was a clue in the 'New York Times' Sunday crossword.

  • Four Questions for Andrew Arnold

    We spoke with Andrew Arnold, founder and editorial director of HarperAlley, about his debut picture book, 'What's the Matter, Marlo?'

  • Q & A with Randi Pink

    We spoke with Randi Pink about her latest book, 'Angel of Greenwood,' a YA historical novel set on the eve of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre.

  • Q & A with Angie Thomas

    Four years after publishing 'The Hate U Give,' which has spent 200 weeks on the 'NYT' bestseller list, Angie Thomas returns to her acclaimed fictional universe to explore the origins of Starr's father, Maverick Carter.

  • Q & A with Nikki Grimes

    Acclaimed poet and novelist Nikki Grimes spoke with us about her latest work, 'Legacy: Women Poets of the Harlem Renaissance,' and breaking boundaries in representation.

  • Four Questions for Sharon G. Flake

    Nearly 11 years after the publication of her YA novel 'The Skin I'm In,' which garnered her the Coretta Scott King–John Steptoe Award for New Talent, Sharon G. Flake revisits her beloved characters in 'The Life I'm In.'

  • Q & A with Angela Dominguez

    Angela Dominguez spoke with PW about how her teaching inspires her work, and the inspiration behind her character Stella Díaz.

  • Fall 2020 Children’s Flying Starts

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

  • Fall 2020 Flying Starts: Van Hoang

    For as long as she can remember, Van Hoang has been a writer, so the release of her first middle grade novel, ‘Girl Giant and the Monkey King’—inspired by her Vietnamese heritage—is the fulfillment of a lifelong ambition.

  • Fall 2020 Flying Starts: Jashar Awan

    Author-illustrator Jashar Awan’s debut picture book, ‘What a Lucky Day!,’ which follows a group of animals as they confront their stereotypes and misconceptions of each other, has a timely message.

  • Fall 2020 Flying Starts: Darcie Little Badger

    We spoke with Darcie Little Badger about her #OwnVoices YA debut, ‘Elatsoe,’ a supernatural mystery starring an asexual Lipan Apache teenager.

  • Fall 2020 Flying Starts: Aiden Thomas

    After years of being unable to find books representing his experience as a queer Latinx trans individual, nonbinary author Aiden Thomas has written one himself: ‘Cemetery Boys,’ one of the year’s standout YA novels.

  • Fall 2020 Flying Starts: Chloe Gong

    As a college senior, Chloe Gong, author of ‘These Violent Delights’—a fantastical take on ‘Romeo and Juliet’ set in 1920s Shanghai—is one of PW’s youngest ever Flying Starts.

  • Fall 2020 Flying Starts: Tracy Deonn

    Tracy Deonn discusses her debut YA fantasy, ‘Legendborn,’ a mash-up of Arthurian legend and Black girl magic set in the contemporary South.

  • Angie Thomas to Embark on Star-Studded Tour, Virtually

    Angie Thomas is heading on a virtual tour in honor of her new YA novel, ‘Concrete Rose,’ the highly anticipated prequel to ‘The Hate U Give.’

  • Four Questions for Melissa Albert

    Melissa Albert pulls readers deeper into the world established in her YA novels 'The Hazel Wood' and 'The Night Country' with 'Tales from the Hinterland,' a new collection of 12 original fairy tales.

  • Q & A with Gary Paulsen

    We spoke with prolific children's author Gary Paulsen, who shared what led him to write a memoir, how books have shaped his life, and what he's currently writing.

  • Children's Author Presentations Go Digital

    We’ve gathered some unique examples of how authors are tailoring their outreach to meet the needs of students and teachers during the pandemic.

  • Jason Reynolds Plays Santa Claus for D.C. Readers and Indies

    In honor of Giving Tuesday, Jason Reynolds, the 2020–2021 National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, bought nearly the entire inventory of his 14 books at most of the indie bookstores in Washington, D.C.

PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Jimmy Dunne
Songwriter-turned-author Jimmy Dunne shares his debut picture book, 'The Shepherd's Story,' a new take on the nativity tale, illustrated by Ivan Kravets.
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