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  • A New Direction for Jarrett J. Krosoczka

    We spoke with the author-illustrator about mining difficult childhood memories for his YA debut, 'Hey, Kiddo,' a graphic memoir.

  • Q & A with Alexandra Bracken

    With a movie based on her YA novel, 'The Darkest Minds,' slated for release in theaters on August 3, and a new addition to the dystopian series publishing later this month, author Alexandra Bracken spoke with PW about her experiences expanding the series.

  • Obituary: Patricia Hermes

    Prolific author Patricia Hermes, creator of more than 50 books for children and young adults, died on July 11 at her home in Phoenix; she was 82.

  • Q & A with Betty G. Birney

    Betty G. Birney spoke with PW about the genesis of her original series and its new offshoot, 'Life According to Og the Frog.'

  • Spring 2018 Flying Starts

    We spotlight six notable children’s and YA debuts this season, including a Black Lives Matter-inspired fantasy, and more.

  • Spring 2018 Flying Starts: Joy McCullough

    In her first published novel, 'Blood Water Paint,' Joy McCullough explores the experiences of Artemisia Gentileschi, a Baroque painter who weathered an intense legal trial against her rapist.

  • Spring 2018 Flying Starts: Elizabeth Lilly

    The concept for Lilly’s debut picture book—about a giraffe who is having a lot of trouble, literally, fitting in—came to her one day when she found herself in the cafeteria at art school with a cup of water and a straw “three times the height of the cup.”

  • Spring 2018 Flying Starts: Anat Deracine

    Growing up in Saudi Arabia, debut author Anat Deracine wore a burka and lived with the restrictions her female characters face in 'Driving by Starlight.'

  • Spring 2018 Flying Starts: Melissa Albert

    When Melissa Albert, founding editor of the Barnes & Noble Teen Blog, decided to write her own novel, she chose a slice of the YA pie so narrow she had to create her own label for it: Fairy Tale Noir.

  • Spring 2018 Flying Starts: Jessica Love

    Author-illustrator and actor Jessica Love’s debut picture book, Julián Is a Mermaid, tells the story of a boy who finds his people among the participants of the Coney Island Mermaid Parade.

  • Spring 2018 Flying Starts: Tomi Adeyemi

    After developing the idea for a Black Lives Matter-inspired fantasy, 'Children of Blood and Bone,' Adeyemi buckled down to write the manuscript for Pitch Wars; her persistence paid off, leading to representation and a seven-figure preempt for her debut.

  • Children's Institute 2018: Angie Thomas Urges Booksellers to 'Change the World'

    During her closing keynote on June 21 at Children’s Institute in New Orleans, author Angie Thomas reflected on her path to becoming a writer and her experiences facing discrimination as a woman of color.

  • T. Rex Problems: Spotlight on Ryan T. Higgins

    Higgins takes on kids' first-day-of-school jitters with the help of an adorable T. rex who happens to have an appetite for her human classmates. (Sponsored)

  • Four Questions for Diane Guerrero

    PW spoke with actor and immigration activist Diane Guerrero about adapting her memoir for young readers.

  • In Conversation: Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand, and Jodi Meadows

    PW asked the fellow YA authors to interview each other about the origins of their Lady Janies series, which continues this month with 'My Plain Jane,' and the joys of collaborating with close friends.

  • Q & A with Ryan T. Higgins

    Author-illustrator Ryan T. Higgins has worked on a series of laugh-out-loud picture books, but 'We Don't Eat Our Classmates' is his first foray into delicate social situations.

  • 'Just Write Your Own Fairy Tale': Chris Colfer on His 'Land of Stories' Series

    At BookExpo, actor turned writer Chris Colfer spoke with 'NYTBR' editor Pamela Paul about the paperback release of the sixth and final book in his bestselling The Land of Stories series.

  • In Conversation: Minh Lê and Dan Santat

    We asked author Minh Lê and Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat to interview each other about the personal inspiration for their forthcoming picture book, 'Drawn Together,' and the power of art to cross cultural barriers.

  • Obituary: Richard Peck

    Author Richard Peck, winner of the Newbery Medal and widely acclaimed for his realistic YA novels, died May 23 at his home in New York City following a long illness; he was 84.

  • Jeff Kinney's China Tour in Photos

    We've rounded up a selection of highlights from Diary of a Wimpy Kid author Jeff Kinney's 2018 Global Tour in China.

PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Katie Green
British author-illustrator Katie Green discusses her graphic memoir ‘Lighter Than My Shadow,’ which traces her long struggle with and recovery from anorexia, as well as why telling the story visually was so important.
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