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    'Blackout' Authors on Centering Black Love

    'Blackout' is a YA collaboration by Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Ashley Woodfolk, and Nicola Yoon; we spoke with the authors about how their collection of interconnected stories came to be.

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    Noteworthy Picture Book and Novel Sequels: June 2021

    June means the beginning of the summer and the perfect time to catch up on some favorite continuing series, including a new adventure for Shark and Bot, a monster mystery, a historical tale about Mary, Queen of Scots, and more.

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    In Brief: June 17, 2021

    This week, Veronica Roth, Marie Lu, and Alexandra Bracken examine dystopia; Lydia M. Sigwarth revisits the library and librarian that changed her life; and Alexis Nedd and Alanna Bennett talk e-sports.

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    New Kids' and YA Books: Week of June 21, 2021

    Among the books hitting shelves next week are an early reader comic about a restless fish, a middle grade graphic novel musical mystery, a YA novel in which a trans teen helps ghosts move on in the afterlife, and more.

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    Jason Reynolds, Sydney Smith Win Carnegie, Kate Greenaway Medals in U.K.

    Jason Reynolds has won the 2021 Carnegie Medal for 'Look Both Ways,' and Sydney Smith has won the 2021 Kate Greenaway Medal for his picture book 'Small in the City.'

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    Obituary: Robert M. Quackenbush

    Prolific children's book author-illustrator and fine artist Robert M. Quackenbush died on May 17; he was 91.

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    Rights Report: Week of June 14, 2021

    New deals for Rachael Lippincott, Alyson Derrick, Lora Merriman, Aamna Qureshi, and others.

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    Jill Davis to Launch an Imprint at Astra

    After close to three decades of working as a children’s book editor at various publishing houses, Jill Davis has joined Astra Publishing House, where she will helm a yet-to-be named imprint dedicated to publishing illustrated children’s books.

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    Coming Through the Storm: Q&A with AASL President Jennisen Lucas

    When ALA Annual concludes on June 29, Jennisen Lucas, district librarian for Park County School District #6 in Cody, Wyo., will officially take the reins as the 2021–2022 president of the American Association of School Librarians.

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    Story Pirates, Random House Children's Books Reprise Second-Annual Creator Camp

    Offering a treasure trove of interactive content for kids ages 5–12 this summer, Story Pirates has joined forces with Random House Children's Books to reprise its Creator Camp.

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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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