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    Middle Grade Snapshot: Spring 2021

    We asked a number of editors to tell us more about the kinds of middle grade projects they are seeing and to share their insights on any shifts they perceive in the category.

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    LGBTQ Kids’ Books 2021: Q & A with Margot Wood

    We spoke with Margot Wood, founder of HarperCollins’s Epic Reads community for YA readers, about her Austen-inspired debut novel, 'Fresh.'

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    LGBTQ Kids’ Books 2021: Q & A with Katherine Locke

    In 'What Are Your Words? A Book About Pronouns,' Katherine Locke and illustrator Anne Passchier follow a child named Ari as they learn about identity and the many ways people describe themselves.

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    LGBTQ Kids’ Books 2021: YA Rom-Coms Celebrate Queer Joy

    Several forthcoming novels for teens spotlight uplifting queer love stories featuring BIPOC characters.

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    Paper Chase

    Caldecott Honor-winning artist Elisha Cooper reflects on the frustrating, and ultimately humbling, experience of creating the art for his new picture book 'Yes & No.'

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    Cover Reveal: 'Perfectly Pegasus' by Jessie Sima

    Five years after Simon & Schuster released Jessie Sima's first picture book, 'Not Quite Narwhal,' the publisher will issue a companion title, 'Perfectly Pegasus,' next February.

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    Children's and YA Books on Consent and Boundaries

    We've gathered a list of recent and forthcoming titles that include opportunities for children and teens to better understand and navigate boundaries, sex, trauma, and more.

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    Q & A with Goldy Moldavsky

    PW spoke with Goldy Moldavsky about her new YA horror novel, 'The Mary Shelley Club,' and the origins of her love for scream-worthy stories.

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    In Brief: April 8

    This week, Broadway stars reunite for a Crowdcast chat; Chana Stiefel cheers for liberty; two bestselling authors have a "storied" talk; and Brittney Morris launches her novel with a little assistance.

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    New Kids' and YA Books: Week of April 12, 2021

    Among the books hitting shelves next week are a picture book about an odd couple dog and cat, a middle grade fantasy in which a girl must fake being a witch to save her sister, a YA novel about an alien disguised as a girl who has lived on Earth for 17 years, and more.

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Songwriter-turned-author Jimmy Dunne shares his debut picture book, 'The Shepherd's Story,' a new take on the nativity tale, illustrated by Ivan Kravets.
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