Joni Eareckson Tada Writes for Kids

Andrew Wolgemuth of Wolgemuth & Associates sold world rights to Carl Laferton at the Good Book Company for a children’s book by Joni Eareckson Tada. The author, who has lived as a quadriplegic for over 50 years, is the founder of Joni and Friends, a ministry with a focus on disabled Christians. The yet-to-be-titled book is part of the Tales that Tell the Truth series, and it will focus on “the future glory of heaven,” according to the publisher. It’s slated for publication in fall 2022. Catalina Echeverri will serve as illustrator.

IVP Signs Sociologist’s Book on Racism

Al Hsu, senior editor at IVP, took world rights to Colorblindness, Antiracism, or Mutual Accountability, the tentatively titled new book by George Yancey, a professor of sociology at Baylor University and author of several previous books on race. Slated for publication in winter 2022, the new book will draw on Yancey’s research to “dispute the notion that our faith does not offer unique solutions for our racialized society,” the author said in a release. The author was not represented by an agent.

Brazos Starts ‘Talking Books’

In a world rights deal brokered directly with the author, Brazos executive editor Robert Hosack acquired Talking Books by Claude Atcho, a pastor at Fellowship Memphis, a multi-ethnic church in Memphis, Tenn. Slated for publication in spring 2022, the book will offer a theologically informed introduction to classic 20th-century African American literature, according to the publisher.