Anticipated fall middle grade was the focus of this Editors' Picks panel, starring eight editors and moderated by PW reviewer Gnesis Villar.
Featured titles, as selected by PW, were: Amira & Hamza: The War to Save the Worlds by Samira Ahmed (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers); The Beatryce Prophecy by Kate DiCamillo, illus. by Sophie Blackall (Candlewick); Call and Response: The Story of Black Lives Matter by Veronica Chambers (Versify); Fast Pitch by Nic Stone (Crown Books for Young Readers); How to Find What You’re Not Looking For by Veera Hiranandani (Kokila); Kaleidoscope by Brian Selznick (Scholastic Press); Stuntboy, in the Meantime by Jason Reynolds, illus. by Raúl the Third (Atheneum/Dlouhy); and Yusuf Azeem Is Not a Hero by Saadia Faruqi (Quill Tree).
Check out the complete panel above.
Please note: Due to a production error, The Beatryce Prophecy was omitted from this video.