- Children's Publishers Choose Their Favorite Reads of 2021
I loved it for so many reasons—the cover is gorgeous, the writing is beautiful, and the story is intriguing.
- Indie Spotlight: December 2021
The streets were clear, but snow covered the ground.
- PW Notable: Fiona McCrae
Its sales topped $1 million for the first time in 2008 following the breakout success of Per Petterson’s Out Stealing Horses, and it anticipates sales of $3.5 million this year.Over the course of nearly five decades, Graywolf has emphasized poetry, literary fiction, short story collections,
- The Great Mrs. Elias
It also offers a different perspective on a story recently covered in Jonathan Lee’s otherwise more accomplished The Great Mistake.
- PW's Most-Read Children's and YA Stories of 2021
Catch up on some of the big stories you may have missed!
- Chilean Poet
Chilean writer Zambra (Multiple Choice) is best known in English for his experimental stories and novellas, tendencies he sheds to mixed results in this multigenerational story about South American poets.
- Fall 2021 Flying Starts: Natasha Bowen
The cover featured a Black boy in front of a council estate, reminiscent of where Bowen was raised.
- New Titles from Self-Publishers: End of December
Booksellers, publishers, librarians, and agents are encouraged to look at the 97 self-published titles below.
- Bechdel’s ‘Secret to Superhuman Strength’ Wins PW’s 2021 Graphic Novel Critics Poll
Fury, and Nate Powell (Abrams), with six votes, which continues the story of the life and political activism of the late John Lewis.
- Cover Reveal: 'Enemies' by Svetlana Chmakova
Svetlana Chmakova’s middle-grade graphic novel Enemies is slated for next September, and PW has the exclusive cover reveal.
- The Southernization of America: A Story of Democracy in the Balance
Covering the 1970s to the present, the authors track the intertwining of Southern and Republican values and profile key players including Georgia congressman Newt Gingrich, whose “scorched-earth tactics” against Democrats set the tone for animosity between the parties for decades.
- Beach Wedding (Original)
Ledwidge really knows how to tell a story.
- The Greatest Thing
Searle’s semi-autobiographical graphic novel covers teen relationships, mental health, art-making, and disordered eating with crackling specificity.
- Talking to My Tatas: All You Need to Know from a Breast Cancer Researcher and Survivor
Part two focuses on the author’s story, relating her diagnosis, which left her “shell-shocked, confused, numb, and terrified,” and a litany of humorous stories, including a pre-surgical “inappropriate flirting” moment with a doctor.
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