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    YA 2019–2020 Booklist: The Big Picture

    Our curated list offers a look at recent developments in YA fiction, including fantasy titles featuring diverse characters, gender-bent or LGBTQ retellings of classics, and “clean teen.”

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    YA Widens Its Lens

    We spoke with editors about their efforts to bring books representing a broader range of teen experiences to readers.

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    Dick Jackson Remembered

    Legendary children's book publisher, editor, and author Richard "Dick" Jackson died on October 2; we've gathered a number of tributes to Jackson from his authors, colleagues, and friends.

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    A Long-Awaited Bedtime for Little Blue Truck

    This week, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers is publishing the third hardcover picture book in the Little Blue Truck series, 'Good Night, Little Blue Truck,' marking the popular character's return to the picture book format after 10 years.

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    PNBA 2019: Kids' Books and Authors Contribute to Energetic Show

    This year’s Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association annual trade show, held in Portland, Ore., from October 6–8, underscored the importance of children’s authors and illustrators in the region, and beyond.

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    PNBA 2019: Diverse Books to Look for This Fall and Next Spring

    As in past years, the PNBA trade show emphasized diversity, not just in the authors it invites and booksellers and librarians who attend the show, but also in its educational programming.

  • Authors

    Q & A with Kevin Noble Maillard and Juana Martinez-Neal

    We spoke with debut children's author Maillard and Pura Belpré Award winner and Caldecott Honoree Martinez-Neal about their new picture book, 'Fry Bread,' which explores Native American culture and history.

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    2019 YA-hoo Fest in Photos

    The second annual YA-hoo Fest: Chattanooga's Celebration of Young Adult Literature took place September 20–21 in southeast Tennessee; the festival drew more than 300 book lovers and 30 authors for two days of school visits, interactive panels, live music, signings, and more.

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    In Brief: October 17, 2019

    This week, a young viral star gets interviewed about her new book; YA rom-com authors serve on a "love"ly panel; Shamim Sarif's launch empowers women; and a DC artist showcases mystical illustrations at Comic Con.

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    Rights Report: Week of October 14, 2019

    New deals for Karen M. McManus, Ashley Woodfolk, Emily X.R. Pan, Nova Ren Suma, and others.

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