A series of young adult books begun last year by Academy Award—winning deaf actress Marlee Matlin is to continue with a pair of new titles just bought by David Gale at Simon & Schuster Children's Books. The new books follow Matlin's heroines in her Deaf Child Crossing series, Megan and Cindy, into a rivalry over parts in a school play. They're called Leading Ladies and Nobody's Perfect and Matlin's co-author will be author and TV writer/producer Lin Oliver. The world rights deal was made with Hollywood agent Alan Nevins at The Firm.