Here are a few news and special feature articles I’ve enjoyed recently:
- Gay characters in MG books are few and far between. THE WHISPERS by Greg Howard, is getting a lot of interest, initially in a bidding war from publishers and now through gatekeeper readers: librarians, teachers and parents. This interview with the author delves into the reasons for the story and its journey to the shelf.
- Congratulations to Meg Medina on winning the Newbery for Merci Suárez Changes Gears (I was surprised the book wasn’t among the finalists for the CYBILS). Read how she reacted when hearing the news in this article from Publisher’s Weekly.
- A shout-out to the Colorado Book and Arts Festival happening March 16th. An impressive lineup of authors (including 13 middle grader writers) will be present during the four hours. Stop on by if you are in the area that day. You can’t beat the price: $15!
That’s all for now. I’ll be back Friday with a review of TAKING COVER.