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    Kid Lit Authors Petition Congress to Condemn Book Banning

    At a hearing held Thursday by the U.S. House Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, chair Jamie Raskin introduced into record a letter drafted by Newbery Honor author Christina Soontornvat, along with fellow authors Phil Bildner, Alex London, and Ellen Oh.

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    Margaret Quinlin to Helm New Peachtree Imprint

    For more than three decades, Peachtree has been the publishing home of Margaret Quinlin, who is now stepping down as president and publisher to establish an eponymous imprint, Margaret Quinlin Books.

  • Book News

    2022 Children's Books for Mental Health Awareness

    In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, we’ve gathered a list of children’s and YA titles being published this year that highlight the many ways mental health can affect young people, and the varying paths to managing emotions.

  • Industry News

    In Brief: May 19, 2022

    This month authors had presidential run-ins; a drag queen author tours the country; and a debut release is celebrated online.

  • Book News

    New Kids' and YA Books: Week of May 23, 2022

    Among the books hitting shelves this week are a picture book of a hot dog escaping for a beach day, a middle grade story featuring students standing up to their school's administration, a YA novel about a bisexual girl sorting through her love life, and more.

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    Obituary: Jim Murphy

    Award-winning children's book author Jim Murphy, best known for his carefully researched nonfiction documenting dramatic events in history, died suddenly on May 1; he was 74.

  • Book News

    What's the Buzz: 'Love Radio'

    Ebony LaDelle, former YA marketing director turned debut YA author, has written a modern-day romance set in Detroit, 'Love Radio,' which sold to S&S in an 11-house auction.

  • Authors

    Q & A with Julio Torres

    In his first picture book, 'I Want to Be a Vase' (Atheneum), 'SNL' writer and comedian Julio Torres's protagonist is a bathroom plunger who declares it is leaving its job to become "a vessel for beauty."

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    Scholastic Takes 'Alma's Way'

    Scholastic has been named the global master publishing partner for 'Alma's Way,' the animated TV series created by Sonia Manzano, the actor best known as Maria on 'Sesame Street.'

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    Rights Report: Week of May 16, 2022

    New deals for Adam Sass, Veronica Chambers, Dave Roman, Madeline Dyer, and others.

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