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    2021 Kids' Book Choice Awards Finalists Announced

    After a month of voting by kids on nominated titles for the all-new awards categories, the finalists have been selected, and voting for this year's winners is now open for the Kids' Book Choice Awards.

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    Youth Activists Share Their Stories in 'I, Witness'

    Contemporary young activists offer first-person accounts of their trials and triumphs in I, Witness, a new middle-grade series from Norton Young Readers.

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    Four Questions for Rick Riordan

    After writing more than two dozen books inspired by mythology, Rick Riordan makes his first foray into science fiction with his latest adventure, 'Daughter of the Deep,' a contemporary reimagining of Jules Verne's classic submarine-piloting antihero, Captain Nemo.

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    Q & A with Ibi Zoboi and Loveis Wise

    Author Ibi Zoboi and illustrator Loveis Wise came together to create the forthcoming picture book 'The People Remember,' a tribute to the history of Africa and the true meaning of Kwanzaa.

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    In Brief: September 23, 2021

    This week, two authors discover their similar taste in glasses; slime and culture are celebrated; a debut author shows off his drawing skills; and a beloved author takes to the virtual road on tour.

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    New Kids' and YA Books: Week of September 27, 2021

    Among the books hitting shelves next week are a picture book biography of cellist Yo-Yo Ma, an illuminated medieval middle grade novel, a tense YA novel that tackles big issues, and more.

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    Follett to Close Its Book Fair Business

    Explaining that it could no longer see a path to profitability because of setbacks caused by the pandemic, Follett School Solutions said it will wind down its four-year-old school book fair business in November.

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    Old Stories in New Formats: The Growth of Graphic Adaptations for Young Readers

    The middle grade graphic novel boom of the past several years has publishers looking at new ways to tell familiar stories, and two trends have emerged: faithful adaptations of backlist books, particularly series, along with imaginative reinventions of classics in the public domain.

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    Four Questions for Ann Clare LeZotte

    We spoke with Ann Clare LeZotte about 'Set Me Free,' the companion to her debut middle-grade novel, and her research into the history of Deaf culture.

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    Four Questions for Stephanie Garber

    We spoke with author Stephanie Garber about 'Once Upon a Broken Heart,' a spin-off set in the same magical universe as her bestselling Caraval trilogy.

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PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Michael W. Waters
Michael W. Waters returns to PW KidsCast to discuss his new picture book, Liberty's Civil Rights Road Trip, illustrated by Nicole Tadgell, and the ongoing march toward racial justice in the U.S.
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