Tracy Badua’s FREDDIE VS. THE FAMILY CURSE, about a Filipino American boy who must team up with the ghost of his great-grand-uncle to break a family curse or be trapped forever in an amulet, to Amy Cloud at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children’s, at auction, in a two-book deal, for publication in spring 2022, by Natalie Lakosil at Bradford Literary Agency (world English).
Jeremy Evans’s SEE YOU TOMORROW: THE DISAPPEARANCE OF SNOWBOARDER MARCO SIFFREDI ON EVEREST, to Sport Maraphone (Russian Federation), by Anastasya Markova at Synopsis Agency, on behalf of Taryn Fagerness Agency and Jennifer Chen Tran at Bradford Literary Agency.
Saadia Faruqi and Shazleen Khan’s SAVING SUNSHINE, about bickering twins who must put their feud aside when they find an ailing turtle on the beach that needs their care, to Calista Brill at First Second, with Samia Fakih editing, for publication in 2023, by Kari Sutherland at Bradford Literary Agency for Faruqi and Kurestin Armada at Root Literary for Khan (world).
Rachel Lynn Solomon’s THE EX TALK, to Eksmo (Russian Federation), by Anastasya Markova at Synopsis Agency, on behalf of Taryn Fagerness Agency and Laura Bradford of Bradford Literary Agency.
Tiffany D. Jackson’s GROWN, to Rocco (Brazil), by Jordi Ribolleda at Sandra Bruna Literary Agency, on behalf of Taryn Fagerness Agency and Natalie Lakosil at Bradford Literary Agency.
“This fur-raising one-to-10-and-back-again counting book perfectly captures the rollicking, manic joy of dogs off the leash.”- Kirkus
Saadia Faruqi’s book A PLACE AT THE TABLE (cowritten with Laura Shovan) is on the Sydney Taylor Notable Books list for 2021.
Vita Murrow’s FLUFFLES: THE BRAVE KOALA WHO SURVIVED A BUSHFIRE, about a koala recovering from displacement by bushfires who finds comfort in snuggling as she heals, helping all the koalas to feel better, illustrated by Rachel Qiuqi Li, to Katy Flint at White Lion, for publication in spring 2021, by Natalie Lakosil at Bradford Literary Agency for the illustrator (world).
A.C. Arthur’s THE AFTER PARTY, pitched as Girls Trip meets 9 to 5 with an #OwnVoices twist, in which three coworkers find their horrible boss dead after the company holiday party and form an unshakable bond of friendship as they try to avoid being charged for his murder, to Lauren Plude at Montlake, in a two-book deal, for publication in winter 2021, by Laura Bradford at Bradford Literary Agency (world).
Naz Kutub’s THE LOOPHOLE, pitched as a speculative SIMON VS. THE HOMO SAPIENS AGENDA with a focus on identity, found family, and friendship, following a queer Indian Muslim boy traveling the world for a second chance at love after a possibly magical heiress grants him three wishes, to Claire Stetzer at Bloomsbury Children’s, in a very nice deal, in a pre-empt, in a two-book deal, for publication in spring 2022, by Natalie Lakosil at Bradford Literary Agency (world).
Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany Jackson, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Ashley Woodfolk, and Nicola Yoon’s BLACKOUT, a collection of six interlinked stories of Black love, set on a single day during a summer heatwave and power outage in New York City, to Rosemary Brosnan at Quill Tree, in a major deal for seven-figures, at auction, in a two-book deal, for publication in summer 2021, by Molly Ker Hawn at The Bent Agency on behalf of Natalie Lakosil at Bradford Literary Agency for Jackson; Mollie Glick at CAA for Stone; Brooks Sherman at Janklow & Nesbit for Thomas, Beth Phelan at Gallt and Zacker Literary Agency for Woodfolk, and Jodi Reamer at Writers House for Yoon (NA).