Q & A with Daniel Salmieri
In his second solo picture book, 'Before, Now,' Daniel Salmieri tells the story of one person's life—and the paradoxes of life itself—through a series of opposites.
Pride 2023: Q&As with Children's and YA Authors Centering Queer Identities
In celebration of Pride Month, we spoke with seven authors of LGBTQ+ stories for young readers.
Q & A with George Lopez
Comedian and actor George Lopez recently branched out and became a children's author, drawing upon his childhood experiences to create 'ChupaCarter,' in which 12-year-old Jorge Lopez is sent to live with his grandparents in rural New Mexico, where he befriends a lonely chupacabra.
Q & A with Hayley Kiyoko
Musician, actor, and filmmaker Hayley Kiyoko has graced both stages and screens for a decade, and now turns her focus to the page with her YA debut 'Girls Like Girls.'
Queer Icons Unite: Musicians Tegan and Sara Team Up with Cartoonist Tillie Walden for Middle Grade Graphic Novel Debut
Twin sisters and indie pop duo Tegan and Sara Quin, known as Tegan and Sara, have partnered with Eisner Award-winning cartoonist Tillie Walden on 'Junior High,' a middle grade graphic novel.
Centering Anxious, Sad Black Girls in YA
Mariama J. Lockington reflects on the joy and pain of growing up as a Black transracial adoptee, and the experiences that inspired her debut YA novel, 'Forever Is Now.'
Children's Institute 2023: PW Talks with Raj Haldar
Raj Haldar's new picture book, 'This Book Is Banned' focuses on the issue of censorship. Haldar spoke with us about breaking the fourth wall, reaching kids and adults, and silly approaches to serious topics.
Children's Institute 2023: PW Talks with Nina LaCour
'PW' spoke with Nina LaCour about shifting creative gears to write for middle graders and what she hopes readers take away from her new book 'The Apartment House on Poppy Hill.'
Children's Institute 2023: PW Talks with Sayantani DasGupta
With 'The Chaos Monster,' author Sayantani DasGupta, who is also a physician, launches the Secrets of the Sky middle grade fantasy trilogy. 'PW' spoke with DasGupta about her inspiration, decoloniality in children’s literature, and the role of booksellers in a politically charged moment.
Children's Institute 2023: Nikki Grimes and Brian Pinkney Collaborate in 'A Walk in the Woods'
Nikki Grimes and Brian Pinkney’s 'A Walk in the Woods' collaboration honors Jerry Pinkney.
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