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December 19, 2014
John Corey Whaley Talks About The Influences Behind ‘Noggin’
John Corey Whaley was working on another project inspired by Kurt Vonnegut when the idea for Noggin came to him. The book was influenced by Vonnegut, Whaley's close relationship with his family, and science. Read More
December 18, 2014
Cece Bell On Why Her Story is Best Told Through a Graphic Novel
El Deafo author Cece Bell discusses why the graphic novel format was perfect for her autobiographical story about growing up with hearing loss. Read More
December 17, 2014
Katniss Everdeen Named An Influential Fictional Character of 2014 By ‘Time’ Magazine
Time magazine has curated a list of "The 15 Most Influential Fictional Characters of 2014." The protagonists come from all realms of pop culture including TV shows, comic books, movies, viral internet videos, and novels. Read More
December 16, 2014
Norman Bridwell, Creator of Clifford the Big Red Dog, Dies at 86

First Published in 1963, Bridwell’s Clifford the Big Red Dog® Series Has 129 Million Books in Print, an Emmy® Award–Winning Television Series, a Motion Picture and more

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December 16, 2014
Lauren Oliver Issues the “Hot Cocoa Writing” Challenge
Lauren Oliver, an author who has written for children of all ages, has issued the "Hot Cocoa Writing Challenge." Participants should send in a 300-word story about winter. Read More
December 16, 2014
Scholastic Possible Fund, Usher, & New Look Donate 100,000 Children’s Books to Toys for Tots, Save the Children and Room to Read
Each Organization Will Receive the Books to Give to Children in Time for the Holidays. Read More
December 16, 2014
Happy Birthday, Jane Austen!
The incomparably witty Jane Austen was born on this day in 1775. Read More
December 15, 2014
ALSC and CBC to Host ‘Day of Diversity: Dialogue and Action’
The Association for Library Service to Children and the Children’s Book Council announce their upcoming Day of Diversity: Dialogue and Action in Children’s Literature and Library Program. Read More
December 15, 2014
Steps Towards Improving Diversity in Book Publishing
A cross section of publishing professionals offers concrete steps that can be taken in creating a more diverse and inclusive industry. Read More
December 15, 2014
Katherine Paterson Prefers Not to Inject Messages In Her Stories
Some writers make it a practice to inject "messages" in their books. Former National Ambassador of Young People's Literature Katherine Paterson prefers to let the reader interpret her stories however they will. Read More
December 15, 2014
Kate DiCamillo on her Mission as National Ambassador
Kate DiCamillo shares her goals as National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, and the books that made her fall in love with reading. Read More
December 12, 2014
Science Finds That Fiction Enables Readers to Be More Empathetic
A 2013 study conducted at Emory University found that people who read fiction develop strong empathy skills. Fiction readers tend to display a greater awareness of other people's emotional states. They are also usually more open to being emotionally transported. Read More
December 11, 2014
‘Harriet the Spy’ Park Designated Literary Landmark
Carl Schurz Park is designated a Literary Landmark for its role in the classic children's book, Harriet the Spy. Read More
December 11, 2014
Nominees Revealed for the 46th NAACP Image Awards
Announcing the nominees for the NAACP Image Awards 2014. Read More
December 11, 2014
Cece Bell Has Multiple Projects In-The-Works
Cece Bell has been working on a wide variety of new projects. She has been working on a picture book called I Yam a Donkey, a 15-page piece for the next Comics Squad anthology, and a new installment of the Sock Monkey series. Although there has been no confirmation as to whether or not an El Deafo sequel will be published, Bell does have high hopes for this. Read More
December 10, 2014
Scholastic Pledges Over $1 Million Worth of Books and Professional Learning Opportunities at White House Early Learning Event Held Today
Scholastic will provide books and services for Awardees of the Preschool Development Grants and Early Head Start Partnership Grants Announced Today by President Obama. Read More
December 10, 2014
Adopt-a-School Program Returns to New York Public Schools
This year's Adopt-a-School program partnered nearly 50 schools within New York City with prominent children's and YA authors and illustrators. Read More
December 9, 2014
Happy Birthday, Jean de Brunhoff!
Today we celebrate the birthday of Babar creator, Jean de Brunhoff. Read More
December 9, 2014
Get Some Browsing Done In An Independent Bookstore
The holiday season is upon us and with that comes the question of what gifts to buy the bibliophiles in our lives. During your shopping excursions, consider one of The Huffington Post's "10 Reasons to Shop at Your Local Indie Bookstores" list. One compelling argument is that "browsing in a bookstore, you'll find titles you had never heard of." Read More
December 8, 2014
Even More at the Book Week Store!
Wrap up your holiday shopping while supporting Every Child a Reader, a non-profit dedicated to instilling a life-long love of reading in children. Read More
December 8, 2014
J.K. Rowling to Post New ‘Harry Potter’ Tales On Pottermore
According to the rumor mill, one of these new tales will focus on the young antagonist Draco Malfoy. Read More
December 8, 2014
Winners Unveiled for the 2014 Goodreads Choice Awards
Children's books took the top prize in five categories: memoir & autobiography, young adult fiction, young adult fantasy & science-fiction, middle grade & children's, and picture books. Read More
December 5, 2014
Shaun Tan Talks About His Creative Process for ‘Rules of Summer’
It took ten years for Shaun Tan to finish the Rules of Summer picture book. For this project, Tan decided to forgo structure to tell the story. Read More
December 5, 2014
CBC Diversity: A Conversation with Tanya McKinnon Contributed to CBC Diversity by Wendy Lamb I wanted to interview Tanya McKinnon for this blog for a number of reasons— she’s such an inspiring and generous member of the publishing community; she’s an agent, and the co-author of the accl... Read More
December 5, 2014
ABFFE Holiday Children’s Book Art Auction
The American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression is currently holding a holiday auction of art by prominent children's book illustrators. Read More
December 4, 2014
‘New York Times’ Notable Children’s Books of 2014
Announcing the New York Times notable children's books of 2014. Read More
December 4, 2014
Hogwarts Experience Re-Created in Poland
Approximately 200 people came from 11 different countries to take part in the first session of the fictional Czocha College of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Read More
December 4, 2014
This Holiday Season … Children Ages 6–17 Want Books That ‘Make Me Laugh,’ According to ‘Sneak Peek’ of New National Study
The Complete Scholastic Kids & Family Reading Report™ 5th Edition Will Be Released January 2015. Read More
December 3, 2014
Teen Choice Book of the Year: Nominate Your Favorites Now!
The 5 titles that get the most votes will become the finalists for the 2014 Teen Choice Book of the Year. Read More
December 3, 2014
Cover Revealed For ‘The Favorite’ By Kiera Cass
HarperTeen Impulse has revealed the cover for Kiera Cass' new novella, The Favorite. This story follows Marlee Tames, one of the characters who was first introduced in The Selection trilogy. Read More
December 3, 2014
Chris Colfer to Write Several New Children’s Books
Chris Colfer has signed a multi-book deal with Little Brown Books for Young Readers. Six of Colfer's forthcoming projects will be set in The Land of Stories universe. Read More
December 2, 2014
Hunger Games Salute Used by Black Friday Protesters Fighting for Higher Wages
The Harry Potter Alliance’s Odds in Our Favor campaign will continue to use “three-finger salute” to fight inequality at more upcoming rallies. Read More
December 2, 2014
Penguin Random House Launches #GiveaBook Campaign
Penguin Random House launches the #GiveaBook social media campaign and book drive. Read More
December 1, 2014
Sarah J. Maas to Write a New YA Fantasy Series
Sarah J. Maas has been working on a new young adult fantasy trilogy. Bloomsbury will release the first book, A Court of Thorns and Roses, in Spring 2015. Read More
December 1, 2014
Scholastic Announces Plans To Create New Retail Space At 557 Broadway
Entrance to Scholastic Will Move to Mercer Street and The Scholastic Store Will Close. Read More
November 26, 2014
Jacqueline Woodson Talks About the Creative Process Behind ‘Brown Girl Dreaming’
Jacqueline Woodson recently won the National Book Award for her memoir about growing up in the 60's, Brown Girl Dreaming. In preparation for writing the book, she interviewed her father, her aunt (a genealogist), and several other relatives. Read More
November 26, 2014
ABFFE to Merge with ABA, Expanding Free Speech Programming
The American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression (ABFFE) and the American Booksellers Association (ABA) announced today that ABFFE's operations will be integrated into ABA's in order to expand the free speech programming that is available to independent booksellers. Read More
November 25, 2014
CBC Diversity: Browsing the Bookstore Shelves Contributed to CBC Diversity by Karen English When I was in the sixth grade I decided to write a novel.  I’d been writing stories since I was seven. My mother called them “The Miss Flouncy Stories.”  In this book my main character was a girl... Read More
November 25, 2014
#MyHungerGames Exposes the Realities Of Income Inequality By Hacking the Hunger Games Narrative
Earlier this week the Harry Potter Alliance launched a hashtag meant to bridge the gap between the Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 marketing and the series’ resonance with human stories. Looking through the tag on Twitter and Tumblr, it’s clear that these stories have been waiting to be told. Read More
November 25, 2014
Books Save Lives: Support the Ferguson Library
Yesterday, a Grand Jury in Ferguson, MO determined that a white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager in August would not be charged, spurring unrest in the community and across the nation. Read More
November 25, 2014
Happy Birthday, Marc Brown!
Today we celebrate author and illustrator Marc Brown, creator of everyone's favorite aardvark. Read More
November 24, 2014
Collective Digital Studio Announces James Patterson’s ‘House of Robots’ Web Series On The Fred YouTube Channel
5-episode, animated companion web series to James Patterson’s book premieres November 28, 2014. Read More
November 24, 2014
YALSA’s 2015 Young Adult Services Symposium: ‘Bringing it All Together’
Call for submissions for YALSA's 2015 Youth Services Symposium, the theme of which is 'Bringing it All Together: Connecting Libraries, Teens & Communities. Read More
November 21, 2014
Jacqueline Woodson’s ‘Brown Girl Dreaming’ Wins the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature
BROWN GIRL DREAMING is the New York Times bestselling memoir of Woodson’s childhood. Woodson shares the poignant, the gritty, and the sweet memories of her youth—as well as revealing the first sparks that ignited her writing career—in lyrical poems about growing up as an African American as the Civil Rights movement was gaining momentum. Read More
November 20, 2014
Jacqueline Woodson Wins the National Book Award
Jacqueline Woodson's Brown Girl Dreaming has won this year's National Book Award in the Young People's Literature category. Read More
November 19, 2014
Erin Stein to Join Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group
Erin Stein will be joining Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group as publisher starting December 1, 2014. Read More
November 19, 2014
‘The True Story of the Three Little Pigs’ Turns 25!
Celebrating the 25th anniversary of The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, collaborators Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith share the story behind the book's publication. Read More
November 18, 2014
Neil Gaiman Talks About the Value of Libraries
Neil Gaiman recently sat for an interview to share his thoughts about libraries and the value these institutions bring to human society. Gaiman considers the presence of libraries to be incredibly important for him. Read More
November 17, 2014
Katherine Paterson Names ‘Cry, the Beloved Country’ as a Source of Inspiration
Writers are told to read constantly so that they can work on their craft. Katherine Paterson has named Alan Paton's book Cry, the Beloved Country as a source of inspiration for her. Read More
November 17, 2014
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: ‘The Long Haul’ Races to the Top of Bestseller Lists
#1 in the U.S.A., Canada, The U.K., Australia, and New Zealand. Three-week Long Haul U.S. tour treats tens of thousands of fans to an unprecedented road trip experience; tour continues in the U.K. and France in December. Read More
November 14, 2014
Sotheby’s to Auction Off a ‘Winnie the Pooh’ Illustration
Sotheby's plans to auction off a Winnie the Pooh illustration. Experts estimate that this original E.H. Shepard ink drawing will sell for more than £100,000 GBP (approximately $157,118.50 USD). Read More
November 14, 2014
The ‘Divergent’ Series: ‘Insurgent’ to Be Released in 3D
Lionsgate, a premier next generation global content leader, today announced that it will release The Divergent Series: Insurgent, the second installment of its Divergent franchise, in both 3D and 2D. The film will be released worldwide on March 20, 2015 through Lionsgate's Summit Entertainment label. Read More
November 13, 2014
Scholastic to Publish Bestselling and Award-Winning Author/Artist Brian Selznick’s ‘The Marvels’ in September 2015
With 440 pages of original drawings and 200 pages of text, The Marvels will be published in hardcover simultaneously in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand September 15, 2015. Read More
November 13, 2014
All Hail Picture Book Month!
In honor of Picture Book Month, the CBC is delighted to share some of our favorite resources for finding books to delight young readers. Read More
November 13, 2014
KidLit.TV is Now Live!
Announcing the launch of KidLit TV, a site that delivers your daily kid lit news through videos and articles. Read More
November 13, 2014
The best kid lit gifts.
Check off that list while supporting Every Child a Reader, a 501 (c)(3) literacy non-profit dedicated to instilling a life-long love of reading in children. Read More
November 13, 2014
Lionsgate & Imagine Nation Form Partnership to Launch ‘The Hunger Games’ On Stage
Continuing the expansion of its global blockbuster Hunger Games franchise into new businesses, Lionsgate , a premier next generation global content leader, is teaming with Dutch media company Imagine Nation and U.S. based Triangular Entertainment to bring The Hunger Games to the stage using innovative and immersive staging techniques, the companies announced today. The Hunger Games theatrical experience will launch in summer 2016 in a brand new purpose-built theater next to Wembley Stadium in London, UK. Read More
November 12, 2014
Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group to Launch the #Cyborgmonday Campaign For ‘Fairest’
The Macmillan Children's Publishing Group plans to launch the #cyborgmonday campaign to push the promotion of Fairest. The start date has been scheduled for December 1st to entice consumers looking for Cyber Monday deals. On that day, the newly re-designed website for this book series will be re-launched. Read More
November 11, 2014
Mashable Creates a Two Minute Video Summary About the ‘Harry Potter’ Series
How long would it take you watch all the movies in the Harry Potter film franchise? Mashable summarized the story from the Harry Potter series in a two-minute video. Read More
November 11, 2014
The Children’s Literature Comprehensive Database Expands to Include Criteria, Past Recipients for Over 600 National & International Children’s Book Awards
The Children's Literature Comprehensive Database (CLCD) – providing reliable one-search access to information, awards, & reviews about Pre K-12 media of all types – today announced the acquisition of the Children’s Book Council (CBC)’s Awards & Prizes Database Read More
November 10, 2014
Amazon Editorial Team Unveils Its Choices For The Best Children’s Books of 2014
The Amazon editorial team has unveiled its picks for Best Books of 2014. A few children's titles made it to the main top 100 list including We Were Liars by E. Lockhart, Hollow City by Ransom Riggs, Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer, and The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan. Read More
November 10, 2014
DOGObooks Launches Book Clubs with National Geographic Kids
DOGObooks, the interactive website where children discover and discuss all things Kid Lit, has collaborated with National Geographic Kids Books to launch its first book club. Read More
November 10, 2014
Happy Birthday, Neil Gaiman!
Today is the brilliant and genre-defying Neil Gaiman's birthday. Read More
November 7, 2014
‘Peter Rabbit’ Encourages Kids to Eat Healthy and Be Active through New Special Edition Book and Education Campaign
The Alliance for a Healthier Generation, National AfterSchool Association, Nickelodeon and Penguin Young Readers Join Forces to Launch Peter Rabbit Hop to Health Campaign. Read More
November 6, 2014
CBC Diversity: What? Me Worry? Like many editors I have a predilection for order, efficiency, and systems. That’s the polite way of putting it. Significant others and family members have at times used descriptors such as anal retentive or obsessive. Point taken. Whatever your word... Read More
November 6, 2014
Michael Bond to Appear in a Cameo For the Paddington Movie
Michael Bond, the English author behind the Paddington Bear book series, will make a cameo in the forthcoming film adaptation. Bond will be featured in a night-time scene. Read More
November 6, 2014
Netflix Plans to Develop An Adaptation of A Series of Unfortunate Events
Netflix has picked up the rights to develop a TV show adaptation of Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events. Daniel Handler, the writer behind the Lemony Snicket pen name, has been brought on as an executive producer. Read More
November 5, 2014
Exclusive CBC Member Special: $250 discount on The Nielsen Children’s Book Summit on December 12
An exclusive executive-level event that will include 360 degrees of Nielsen consumer research on books, gaming, home entertainment, mobile and more Read More
November 5, 2014
‘Publishers Weekly’ Unveils The Best Children’s Books of 2014
Publishers Weekly has unveiled its three lists (Picture Book, Middle-Grade, and YA) of the best children's books of 2014. Read More
November 5, 2014
Jeff Kinney Talks About His Creative Process
Jeff Kinney, a two-time Children's Choice Book Awards winner, has used a long and elaborate process to create each of the books in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. Read More
November 4, 2014
Industry Q&A with editor Grace Kendall Please tell us about the most recent diverse book you published. While I was at Scholastic, I had the great pleasure of editing Edwidge Danticat’s first picture book, Eight Days: A Story of Haiti. It explored a young Haitian boy’s exp... Read More
November 4, 2014
Nominate a Literary Landmark For Children’s Book Week 2015
Only 33 states in the country have literary landmarks. Rocco Staino, chair of the ALA-CBC Committee of the Children's Book Council, is working with United for Libraries & the Children's Book Council to establish at least seven more literary landmarks for Children’s Book Week 2015. Read More
November 3, 2014
Scholastic Announces First-of-Their-Kind Literacy Events to Help Schools Support Family and Community Engagement
Scholastic Literacy Events help schools and communities engage families and students in grades Pre K-5 by providing them with access to books and educational materials. Read More
October 31, 2014
Katie Alender Shares Her Secrets For Writing Scary Stories
Katie Alender, author of the young adult novel Famous Lost Words: Hollywood Can Be Murder, shared a few secrets for how to write a scary story. For Alender, daydreaming plays a big role in her creativity process. Read More
October 31, 2014
Pottermore Offers New Content By J.K. Rowling With Revealing Details About The ‘Great Villain’ Dolores Umbridge
In Pottermore essay, J.K. Rowling describes Umbridge as "one of the characters for whom I feel the purest dislike." Read More
October 30, 2014
‘New Yorker’ Cartoonist Liam Francis Walsh to Create a Wordless Picture Book
Liam Francis Walsh, a cartoonist who has been published in The New Yorker and The Guardian, has plans for a wordless picture book entitled Fish. Read More
October 29, 2014
First Book and HarperCollins Children’s Books Introduce First-Ever Bilingual Edition of Goodnight Moon
First Book's "Stories for All Project" Addresses the Lack of Diversity in Children's Books, Bringing Classics and Diverse Books to Kids in Need. Read More
October 29, 2014
Alex London to Write a Middle Grade Series Inspired By ‘Redwall’
Alex London, an author who has written for a range of different age groups, has plans for a new middle grade series called Wild Ones. Philomel, an imprint at the Penguin Young Readers Group, will publish the first book of this action-adventure fantasy story in September 2015. Read More
October 29, 2014
Jason Segel Talks About Collaboration
How does a collaboration between two writers work? In an interview with The Boston Globe, Jason Segel talks about the creation process between himself and Kirsten Miller. Read More
October 28, 2014
Fans and Families Everywhere Get Set for a Spooktacular Halloween with Goosebumps™
Best-selling author R.L. Stine to ‘scare up’ frightful fun in a Scholastic social media takeover! Interactive new website, book, social media pages and more from Scholastic's classic property to deliver thrills and chills all month long! Read More
October 28, 2014
Katherine Paterson’s Nonfiction Debut
The acclaimed author and former National Ambassador for Young People's Literature has published her first work of nonfiction, Stories of My Life. Read More
October 27, 2014
Writing Tricks From Successful Young Adult Authors
What does it take to become a successful young adult novelist? The Atlantic has compiled a list of "8 Habits of Highly Successful Young-Adult Fiction Authors." Read More
October 27, 2014
Pottermore to Release New J.K. Rowling Writing About Dolores Umbridge On Halloween
In a special Halloween treat for Harry Potter fans, J.K. Rowling’s website Pottermore will post new writing on October 31th about Dolores Umbridge. Read More
October 24, 2014
Call for More Inclusive Stories in the Science-Fiction & Fantasy Genre
Within publishing, members of the science-fiction and fantasy community are increasingly aware of the need for more diverse and inclusive stories. Read More
October 24, 2014
HarperCollins Publishers Acquires Two-Book Deal By Award-Winning Author Patrick Ness
The Rest of Us Just Live Here to publish in Fall 2015. Read More
October 23, 2014
Daniel Handler Introduces a New Indies First Initiative Called Upstream
Daniel Handler (the writer behind the pen name Lemony Snicket) has introduced a new initiative from the Indies First movement called Upstream. The idea is to have writers connect with their local independent bookstores. From there, the retailers would order shipments of participating authors' books for signing. Handler wrote a letter and posted it online in the hopes of persuading authors to participate. Read More
October 23, 2014
Bestselling ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ Series Has Over 150 Million Copies in Print Worldwide
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul, on sale 11.4.14, is revving up to be the biggest book of the year. Read More
October 22, 2014
CBC Diversity: Embracing Diversity Without Qualifiers — An Observation Last week, I came across an interesting article via one of my personal favorite pop culture websites Pajiba.com (their Walking Dead and Game of Thrones coverage makes this self-affirmed geek very happy – what can I say?) - an article that initially e... Read More
October 22, 2014
Cecelia Ahern to Publish Her Debut Young Adult Fiction Books
Feiwel and Friends, an imprint of the Macmillan Children's Publishing Group, will publish two books by Cecelia Ahern. Flawed will come out in summer 2016 and the sequel Perfect will follow in summer 2017. Read More
October 22, 2014
Little Five Star Partners with ‘Pets in the Classroom’ Program
Timed with the release of a new title by Conrad J. Storad, Little Five Star has announced a cross-promotional partnership with The Pet Care Trust's 'Pets in the Classroom' program. Read More
October 21, 2014
CBC Diversity: ‘PW’ Panel Warns Industry, Lack of Diversity Threatens Publishing 'PW' Panel Warns Industry, Lack of Diversity Threatens Publishing: At a panel about the lack of diversity in the book publishing industry, hosted by PW, a number of publishing professionals warned that the overwhelmingly white makeup of the industry ... Read More
October 21, 2014
Taylor Swift Joins Scholastic to Talk to Kids About the Power of Reading
Register now to view the “READING OPENS A WORLD OF POSSIBLE” exclusive video with Taylor Swift on October 29, 2014 at 1 p.m. ET. Read More
October 21, 2014
A “Kaleidoscope of Books for the Classroom”
Last week, at the National Children’s Book and Literacy Alliance (NCBLA)'s In Search of Wonder: Common Core & More Conference in Ohio, specialists in literature for young people shared their recommendations of the best fiction and nonfiction titles—both new and classicfor the classroom.  Read More
October 21, 2014
Announcing YALSA’s 2014 Teens’ Top Ten
YALSA has announced the 2014 Teens' Top Ten, marking the end of Teen Read Week. Read More
October 21, 2014
Pearson Foundation Selects Groundbreaking Nonprofit to Receive Digital Platform and $1.3M
First Book today announced a significant new commitment from the Pearson Foundation that will transform the organization’s ability to provide critical reading opportunities to young people across the United States and around the world. Read More
October 20, 2014
CBC Diversity: “Here I Am!” Contributed to CBC Diversity by Brian Pinkney When I was ten years old, my mom and dad made me my very own art studio. Actually, the “studio” was a walk-in closet that my parents converted so that I could have a place to call my own. It was the pe... Read More
October 20, 2014
Meg Wolitzer Defends Adults Who Read Y.A.
Meg Wolitzer has written fiction books for both adults and teenagers. She recently published an essay in The New York Times to defend adults who read young adult fiction, arguing that the attraction of this genre for adults often comes from "the desire for a particular feeling." Read More
October 20, 2014
Scholastic Turns 94
Scholastic is celebrating its 94th anniversary. On October 20, 1920, M.R. Robinson created and released a four-page magazine called The Western Pennsylvania Scholastic for classrooms. Six years later, the company would publish its first book. Read More
October 17, 2014
We Need Diverse Books to Launch the Walter Dean Myers Award
The We Need Diverse Books group has received permission from Walter Dean Myers' literary estate to name a new award and grant program after the late author. Throughout his career, Myers has always advocated and talked about the need for more multicultural books. Read More
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