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25 Children’s Book Creators Contribute Childhood Work for Anthology

November 8, 2016

Atheneum Books for Young Readers will publish an anthology containing work children’s authors and illustrators created as children on July 4, 2017. 

The anthology is entitled, Our Story Begins: Children’s Authors and Illustrators Share Fun, Inspiring, and Occasionally Ridiculous Things They Wrote and Drew as Kids. It will include contributions from 25 authors and illustrators, including kid lit favorites Kwame Alexander, Thanhha Lai, Yuyi Morales, R.J. Palacio, Brian Selznick, and Rita Williams-Garcia. Author Elissa Brent Weissman, who is editing the project, says:

I’ve got a phenomenal lineup of contributors—25 of today’s best authors and illustrators—and their childhood work is funny and sweet and fascinating to see. (GalleyCat)


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