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  • 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.

  • Four Questions for Soman Chainani

    After nearly a decade immersed in the world of the School for Good and Evil, Soman Chainani is bringing his six-book series to an end in 'One True King.'

  • BookExpo Children’s Dinner Speakers Emphasize Finding One’s Voice

    This year’s BookExpo Children’s Book & Author Dinner took place via Facebook Live, where more than 700 booksellers and others viewed in real time a diverse group of authors, ranging from the iconic Judy Blume to younger voices such as Kwame Mbalia and Raj Haldar.

  • Q & A with Zoraida Córdova

    Zoraida Córdova spoke with us about her first foray into middle grade fiction, 'The Way to Rio Luna,' and writing about themes of isolation, hope, and family.

  • Obituary: Karen Blumenthal

    Children's book author and journalist Karen Blumenthal, widely recognized for her works of narrative nonfiction addressing complicated subject matters, died on May 19 ; she was 61.

  • A 'Fierce' BookLife Prize Winner

  • Christian Robinson: Creating Art That Matters

    Author-illustrator Christian Robinson discusses his latest picture book, 'You Matter,' and his new video series called "Making Space," for kids and families who are sheltering in place.

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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