Creator of The Modern Caravan Kate Oliver’s visually-driven DIY design and renovation book featuring diverse mobile living spaces, from Airstreams to buses, throughout the world, to Rachel Hiles at Chronicle, in a very nice deal, by Jennifer Chen Tran at Bradford Literary Agency (world).
Soraya M. Lane’s WIVES OF WAR, to Gianni La Corte at La Corte (Italy), by Thesis Contents Agency; also to Alexandra Matyi at Alexandra (Hungary), by Norbert Uzseka at Lex Copyright Office; and to Sarka Kadlecova at Euromedia (Czech Republic), by Tereza Krobotova at Kristin Olson Literary Agency; on behalf of Alexandra Levenberg at Amazon Publishing and Laura Bradford at Bradford Literary Agency.
Ann Aguirre’s VANGAURD, to Oceano (Mexico), by Sandra Bruna Literary Agency, on behalf of Taryn Fagerness Agency and Laura Bradford of Bradford Literary Agency.
Jenn Bennett’s STARRY EYES and SERIOUS MOONLIGHT, to IUVI (Poland), in a two-book deal, by Justyna Pelaska at Graal, on behalf of Taryn Fagerness Agency and Laura Bradford at Bradford Literary Agency.
Tiffany D. Jackson’s ALLEGEDLY and MONDAY’S NOT COMING, to Festa (Germany), in a two-book deal, by Roswitha Kern at Agence Hoffman, on behalf of Taryn Fagerness Agency and Natalie Lakosil of Bradford Literary Agency.
The books that make the Wisconsin State Reading List are evaluated based on appeal for students and value for classroom use while also representing high-quality literature with a focus on diversity, authenticity, real-world awareness, thought-provoking response, engaging storytelling, and artistry of writing craft. Congratulations to author Saadia Faruqi for having her debut book make this list!
In honor of Read Across America Day, Ciarra Chavarria gave her top picks for the best children’s books that celebrate diversity. MEET YASMIN ranked #6 on her list, because:
“Yasmin’s religion and culture are woven so seamlessly and thoughtfully into her story that all readers — no matter their background — can learn from and enjoy her adventures. And I love the additional learning material at the back.”
To read the full article, click here.
“Exceptional storytelling, well-crafted, true-to-life dialogue, and the richly drawn Brooklyn landscape will draw readers into this fast-paced blend of mystery, budding romance, and social commentary. Thoroughly engrossing and as infectious as Steph’s lyrics: a testament to the unbreakable bonds of friendship and a love letter to Brooklyn and hip-hop in the late ’90s.” – Kirkus, starred review
“An obvious choice for any picture book collection, this book teaches counting skills and new words while celebrating Hispanic and Latinx culture.” – School Library Journal, starred review
Dierdre Wolownick’s THE SHARP END OF LIFE: A MOTHER’S STORY, to Editions du Mont-Blanc (France), at auction, by Marie Jaccard at La Nouvelle Agence, on behalf of Taryn Fagerness Agency and Jennifer Chen Tran at Bradford Literary Agency.