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  • Children’s Institute 2020: Covid and Protests Shape Booksellers’ Futures

    A look at how three children’s bookstores are faring in a year like no other.

  • Children’s Institute 2020: A Virtual Conference

    ABA’s preeminent children’s bookselling conference moves online.

  • In Brief: July 2, 2020

    This week, Jason Chin shares a new book that encourages big thinking; Macmillan expands its online lesson offerings; Tiffany Rose honors Blackness on Instagram Live; and HarperCollins hosts a seasonal showcase.

  • #KidlitForMasks Spreads Awareness

    On June 29, children's authors took to social media using the hashtags #KidlitForMasks and #MasksSaveLives to promote the importance of wearing a mask to prevent the spread of Covid-19, in an initiative started by Margaret Peterson Haddix.

  • 2020 Virtual ALA Youth Media Awards Celebration: A Photo Essay

    We’ve gathered a selection of highlights from the speeches of some of the big winners, who came together online for this year's reimagined ALA Annual Conference.

  • Three Authors Examine Diversity in Books for Young Readers

    Publisher Wade Hudson spoke with authors Adam Gidwitz, Dhonielle Clayton, and Hena Khan about their lives, careers, and the importance of inclusive literature for children and teens during an online panel.

  • PBS Kids Partners with Little Free Library for Summer Story Times

    Continuing its Read-Along series for children and families nationwide during the pandemic, PBS Kids is teaming up with Little Free Libraries for a selection of free online readings by a variety of celebrities and public figures.

  • In Brief: June 25, 2020

    This week, creators promote Black American excellence in literary spaces; Scholastic commemorates LGBTQ+ reads all month long; Liara Tamani tours the digital realm for her second novel; and Tara Altebrando has a thrilling launch.

  • HarperCollins Hosts an 'Epic' Pride Panel

    In honor of Pride Month, five Epic Reads authors took to the StreamYard platform for a virtual panel on June 16.

  • Candlewick’s Find Waldo Celebration Adapts Amid Coronavirus

    Every July for the last nine years, Candlewick Press has celebrated Waldo by sending scavenger hunt care packages to a select number of indie bookstores; but with Covid-19 making in-store activities impossible, the publisher faced the question of how to modify this year's Find Waldo Local.

  • Licensing Hotline: June 2020

    Read on for news on Random House's publishing program tied to Pixar's 'Soul,' Insight Kids’ L.O.L. Surprise! collection, BuzzPop’s Nature Cat license, Razorbill’s first Tiny Chef picture book, and more.

  • Sasquatch Books Launches New YA Imprint with 'Anti-Racism' Title

    Spruce Books, a new imprint from Seattle’s Sasquatch Books, will specialize in visual titles that encourage digital natives to make change in their own lives and communities.

  • Libraries Adapt Quickly to Launch Summer Reading Programs

    After months of uncertainty, libraries are slowly reopening and kicking off their summer reading programs.

  • PW Launches New School and Library Newsletter

    On June 29, Publishers Weekly will roll out a new email newsletter, School & Library Spotlight, with a mission to inspire and educate the librarians and teachers who work with children from pre-K through 12th grade.

  • Mrs. Wordsmith Builds Vocabulary and Sales

    We took a look inside the London-based publishing and ed tech startup Mrs. Wordsmith, which is designed to help children ages 4-to-11 improve vocabulary, literacy, and emotional intelligence.

  • #KidLit Rally for Black Lives Draws Wide Viewership

    The recent killing of George Floyd and the widespread protests in response to police brutality remain uppermost on the minds of a lot of members of the children’s book community, if the overwhelming success of last Thursday evening’s #KidLitRally4BlackLives is any indication.

  • In the Field: Stopping the Covid Slide

    Suzanne Tonini, collection development supervisor for Denver Public Schools, shares how her the city’s public schools and libraries are continuing to meet students’ educational needs amid the pandemic.

  • Pandemic Best Practices

    School librarians weigh in on the strategies that have worked for their communities during the current crisis.

  • Equity and the Role of Print

    Where do physical books fit into Covid-era distance learning?

  • Children's Publishers Share Pandemic Progress Report

    We checked in with a number of publishers and educational companies to see how their distance learning efforts went, and what summer and a new school year might look like.

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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