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Happy release day to LET’S CALL IT DOOMSDAY

An engrossing and thoughtful contemporary tale that tackles faith, friendship, family, anxiety, and the potential apocalypse from Katie Henry, the acclaimed author of HERETICS ANONYMOUS (Katherine Tegen Books, 2018).

There are many ways the world could end. A fire. A catastrophic flood. A super eruption that spews lakes of lava. Ellis Kimball has made note of all possible scenarios, and she is prepared for each one. What she doesn’t expect is meeting Hannah Marks in her therapist’s waiting room. Hannah calls their meeting fate. After all, Ellis is scared about the end of the world; Hannah knows when it’s going to happen. Despite Ellis’s anxiety–about what others think of her, about what she’s doing wrong, about the safety of her loved ones–the two girls become friends. But time is ticking down, and as Ellis tries to help Hannah decipher the details of her doomsday premonition, their search for answers only raises more questions. When does it happen? Who will believe them? And how do you prepare for the end of the world when it feels like your life is just getting started?

Italian rights for THE SHARP END OF LIFE

Dierdre Wolownick’s THE SHARP END OF LIFE, to Mulatero (Italy), by Mariavittoria Puccetti at The Italian Agency, on behalf of Taryn Fagerness Agency and Jennifer Chen Tran at Bradford Literary Agency.

New picture book from Terry Catasus Jennings

Terry Catasus Jennings’s UNA CASITA, about a little house that serves as a sanctuary for immigrant families over the years, illustrated by Raul Colon, to Neal Porter at Holiday House, for publication in spring 2022, by Natalie Lakosil at Bradford Literary Agency for the author, and by Gail Gaynin at Morgan Gaynin Agency for the illustrator (world).

CATS CAN coming fall 2021

Roseanne Greenfield Thong’s CATS CAN, about all the things we love to hate about cats, whose antics bear a surprising resemblance to that of toddlers, illustrated by Ebony Glenn, to Tamar Brazis at Viking Children’s, for publication in fall 2021, by Natalie Lakosil at Bradford Literary Agency for the author, and by Anne Moore Armstrong at The Bright Group for the illustrator (world).

**Starred review from Kirkus for HERETICS ANONYMOUS

With a page-ripping plot and realistic character development, Henry’s funny, heartwarming tale of unlikely rebels soars: an auspicious debut.” – Kirkus, starred review

THE HATE U GIVE meets BLACK PANTHER in WINGS OF EBONY

J. Elle’s WINGS OF EBONY, about a black teen from a poor neighborhood who, after learning she is half-human, half-goddess, must embrace both sides of her heritage to unlock her magic and destroy the racist gods poisoning her neighborhood with violence, drugs, and crime, pitched as THE HATE U GIVE with a WONDER WOMAN lead and BLACK PANTHER/Wakanda world, to Denene Millner at Denene Millner Books, in a good deal, in a pre-empt, in a two-book deal, for publication in spring 2021, by Natalie Lakosil at Bradford Literary Agency (world English).

New biography from Saadia Faruqi and family

Author of MEET YASMIN! Saadia Faruqi and her mother Aneesa Mumtaz’s collective biography celebrating Muslim visionaries, past and present, who have helped shape our current world, broken barriers, and forged new paths, to Rosemary Brosnan at Harper Children’s, in a very nice deal, in an exclusive submission, for publication in fall of 2021, by Kari Sutherland at Bradford Literary Agency (world).

THE CHRISTMAS TRAP to be pubbed in December 2019

Barbara Dunlop’s THE CHRISTMAS TRAP, a holiday reunion romp, to Meghan Farrell at Tule, for publication in late 2019, by Laura Bradford at Bradford Literary Agency (world English).

Translation: Taryn Fagerness Agency
Hebrew rights for FIX HER UP

Tessa Bailey’s FIX HER UP, to Ahavot (Israel), by Beverley Levit at The Book Publishers Association of Israel, on behalf of Taryn Fagerness Agency and Laura Bradford at Bradford Literary Agency.

LISTEN for Gabi Snyder’s new release

Gabi Snyder’s LISTEN, beginning with the noise of a busy morning, and drawing the reader closer as it encourages listening to quieter and quieter sounds, illustrated by Stephanie Graegin, to Sylvie Frank at Paula Wiseman Books, for publication in spring 2021, by Natalie Lakosil at Bradford Literary Agency for the author, and by Steven Malk at Writers House for the illustrator (world).