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We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices
Newsletter / May 29, 2018

A Q&A WITH CI6 FEATURED SPEAKERS WADE HUDSON AND CHERYL WILLIS HUDSON We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices, which features a foreword by renowned children’s illustrator Ashley Bryan … contains writing and artwork from 50 of the foremost diverse children’s authors and illustrators, (including)  Carole Boston Weatherford, Rita Williams-Garcia, and Jacqueline Woodson. Read more…     VERMONT AUTHOR TO SPEAK IN RICHMOND Paterson tells the story of the 1912 “Bread and Roses” strike in the Lawrence, Mass., textile mills through the eyes of an Italian-American girl and a runaway boy. The book’s themes include the immigrant experience in America, labor history and Vermont history. Read more…   SIMON & SCHUSTER TO PUBLISH ANTHOLOGY EDITED BY MICHAEL CHABON AND AYELET WALDMAN TO CELEBRATE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF ACLU In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the American Civil Liberties Union in 2020, Simon & Schuster will publish an as yet untitled anthology to be edited by Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman, it was announced today. Comprised of an all-star list of authors, the original essays and stories in the collection will explore the most significant court cases in the organization’s history. Among the anthology’s contributors are Louise Erdrich writing about Standing Rock….(and) Hanya…

YA 2018 Booklist: The Revolution will be Anthologized
Newsletter / May 20, 2018

YA 2018 BOOKLIST: THE REVOLUTION WILL BE ANTHOLOGIZED Books focused on giving tools to aspiring activists and would-be protest leaders (especially directed at girls) or turning a spotlight on double standards, discrimination, or inequality are flooding the bookshelves. We’ve assembled a partial list: Among them: We Are Displaced by Malala Yousafzai (Little, Brown, Sept.). Nobel Peace Prize-winner Yousafzai tells her story of dislocation as an Internally Displaced Person to show what it means to lose your home, your community, and the only world you’ve ever known. Girl Rising: Changing the World One Girl at a Time by Tanya Lee Stone (Candlewick, 2017). This companion volume to the film of the same name chronicles the story of nine girls in the developing world who seek an education to rise out of poverty. We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices: Words and Images of Hope Ed. by Cheryl Willis Hudson and Wade Hudson (Crown, Sept.). Fifty influential children’s book creators—including Jason Reynolds, Jacqueline Woodson, and Kwame Alexander—offer their own responses to the following prompt: “In this divisive world, what shall we tell our children?” Read more UNDERGROUND RAILROAD MUSEUM OPENS IN THE FALLS Stories about the community’s connection to the Underground Railroad are brought to…

Justice Sonia Sotomayor chooses Lulu Delacre to illustrate her memoir for young people
Newsletter / May 12, 2018

JUSTICE SONIA SOTOMAYOR HIGHLIGHTS THE ‘WONDERS’ OF READING IN NEW MEMOIR FOR KIDS: SEE THE COVER! For Sotomayor, the illustrations in Turning Pages are just as important as the story itself. The Justice chose Lulu Delacre as illustrator because she felt connected to the Puerto Rican-born artist, who has a background that’s similar to Sotomayor’s own. When she saw Delacre’s work for the first time it “shone bright” for her, Sotomayor explained. Read more   ARTS: PAM MUNOZ RYAN TO RECEIVE ZARROW AWARD FRIDAY    Ryan began her career as a bilingual Head Start teacher and a director for an early childhood program. It was as she was working on a master’s degree at San Diego State University that one of her professors urged her to pursue a career in professional writing.   Read more   MEET PAM MUNOZ RYAN, WINNER OF THE 2018 ZARROW AWARD  …we offer a chat with Pam Muñoz Ryan, the prolific American writer for children and young adults who often produces books with multicultural and/or progressive themes. Ryan is the winner of the 2018 Anne V. Zarrow Award, which is given annually by the Tulsa Library Trust. Read more   BRUNSWICK LIBRARY OPENS EXHIBIT SHOWCASING…