Today we’re pleased to reveal an exclusive excerpt from This Book Is Feminist by Jamia Wilson, Illustrated by Aurelia Durand, which publishes on August 3, 2021. A vibrantly illustrated introduction to intersectional feminism for next-generation changemakers. Who has power? Who creates the … [Read more...] about Read an Excerpt From This Book Is Feminist by Jamia Wilson, Illustrated by Aurelia Durand
Today we are thrilled to reveal the cover for Today is Different by Doua Moua, illustrated by Kim Holt. The cover art was illustrated by Kim Holt and the cover was designed by Emily Harris. The book will be released on April 5, 2022, by Lerner Publishing Group. Standing together makes all of us … [Read more...] about Cover Reveal for Today is Different by Doua Moua, Illustrated by Kim Holt
By Heather Barcan When I was growing up, I thought I was White. Like Amelia Bedilia and Nancy Drew. Like Laura Ingalls Wilder, Jo March, and Margaret Simon. Life experiences taught me otherwise, that the way I see the world and the way the world sees me is nothing like the ways that these … [Read more...] about How Teachers Can Increase the Diversity of Their Reading Curriculum
By Michele Kirichanskaya Today we’re pleased to welcome Swapna Krishna and Jenn Northington to the WNDB blog to discuss Sword Stone Table: Old Legends, New Voices. From the vast lore surrounding King Arthur, Camelot, and the Knights of the Round Table, comes an anthology of gender-bent, … [Read more...] about Q&A With Swapna Krishna and Jenn Northington, Sword Stone Table
This week, Penguin Random House and WNDB are celebrating the 2021 Creative Writing Award winners. The scholarship recipients will virtually attend a week of events, including professional development workshops and a fireside chat with author Mahogany L. Browne. Below, the five winners share a little … [Read more...] about Congratulations to the 2021 Creative Writing Awards Winners!
By Alaina Leary Today we’re pleased to welcome Whitney D. Grandison to the WNDB blog to discuss her YA novel The Right Side of Reckless, out July 13, 2021! He’s never met a rule he didn’t break… She’s followed the rules her whole life… When they meet, one golden rule is established: stay … [Read more...] about Q&A With Whitney D. Grandison, The Right Side of Reckless
By Alaina Leary Today we’re pleased to welcome Axie Oh to the WNDB blog to discuss her YA XOXO, out July 13, 2021! Jenny’s never had much time for boys, K-pop, or really anything besides her dream of being a professional cellist. But when she finds herself falling for a K-pop idol, she has to … [Read more...] about Q&A With Axie Oh, XOXO
By Nia Tucker In the year 2020, Google searches for the term antiracist peaked from May to June. The second most popular term was reading, followed by the title of the book Antiracist Baby. The rise of antiracism in the face of increased police brutality and racist state surveillance has caused … [Read more...] about Are Antiracism Books for Kids Actually Working?
Bella's Recipe for Success by Ana Siqueira, illustrated by Geraldine Rodríguez, is on sale on July 13, 2021. 30,000 Stitches by Amanda Davis, illustrated by Sally Wern Comport, is on sale now. By Ana Siqueira and Amanda Davis What does it feel like to walk in another person’s shoes? To get … [Read more...] about What Connects Us as Humans: The Power of Our Stories