NCTE 2022 Conference Resource Center

We’re so excited to see our educator friends November 17-20 in Anaheim, CA!

What’s inside our NCTE and ALAN Workshop Resource Center:
  • Make the most of your NCTE and ALAN Workshop experience + meet your favorite authors & illustrators!
    Check our NCTE and ALAN Workshop schedule for a full list of in-person author programs and book signings.
  • We’ve collected our digital resources for you in this handy resource center!
    Download our digital catalogs, request digital preview copies, and fill out our checklist survey for your chance to win a collection of free books for your library!
  • Not attending NCTE?
    You can still download digital resources, request preview copies, and more!
Visit the NCTE Resource Center here →

Teacher’s Guide: She Sang for India

She Sang for India: How M.S. Subbulakshmi Used Her Voice for Change by Suma Subramaniam; illustrated by Shreya Gupta
Ages 4-8
On Sale Now!

A picture book biography about M.S. Subbulakshmi, a powerful Indian singer who advocated for justice and peace through song.

Before M.S. Subbulakshmi was a famous Carnatic singer and the first Indian woman to perform at the United Nations, she was a young girl with a prodigious voice.

But Subbulakshmi was not free to sing everywhere. In early 1900s India, girls were not allowed to perform for the public. So Subbulakshmi busted barriers to sing at small festivals. Eventually, she broke tradition to record her first album. She did not stop here. At Gandhi’s request, Subbulakshmi sang for India’s freedom. Her fascinating odyssey stretched across borders, and soon she was no longer just a young prodigy. She was a woman who changed the world.

Remixed Classics Educator’s Guide

In the Remixed Classics series, authors from diverse backgrounds take different literary classics from centuries past and reinterpret them through their own unique cultural lens. This collection will serve young adult readers as both a series of fun, engaging reads as well as a subversive overall look at what our society has deemed “classic”— works that are overwhelmingly cishet, white, and male.

Learn more about how to use Remixed Classics in the classroom and find nonfiction pairings for each book in the series in this new educator guide!

Download a discussion guide for So Many Beginnings: A Little Women Remix
by Bethany C. Morrow here!

Download a discussion guide for A Clash of Steel: A Treasure Island Remix
by C.B. Lee here!


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More Remixed Classics Coming Soon!

Into the Bright Open: A Secret Garden Remix
By Cherie Dimaline
On sale September 5, 2023

Teacher’s Guide: Call Him Jack

Call Him Jack: The Story of Jackie Robinson, Black Freedom Fighter
By Yohuru Williams and Michael G. Long
Ages 10-14
On Sale Now!

An enthralling, eye-opening portrayal of this barrier-breaking American hero as a lifelong, relentlessly proud fighter for Black justice and civil rights.

According to Martin Luther King, Jr., Jackie Robinson was “a sit-inner before the sit-ins, a freedom rider before the Freedom Rides.” According to Hank Aaron, Robinson was a leader of the Black Power movement before there was a Black Power movement. According to his wife, Rachel Robinson, he was always Jack, not Jackie—the diminutive form of his name bestowed on him in college by white sports writers. And throughout his whole life, Jack Robinson was a fighter for justice, an advocate for equality, and an inspiration beyond just baseball.

From prominent Robinson scholars Yohuru Williams and Michael G. Long comes Call Him Jack, an exciting biography that recovers the real person behind the legend, reanimating this famed figure’s legacy for new generations, widening our focus from the sportsman to the man as a whole, and deepening our appreciation for his achievements on the playing field in the process.

Find out more about CALL HIM JACK here →

Watch our Winter 2023 School & Library Virtual Preview!

Watch our Winter 2023 Preview!

Watch the below video to learn about our new picture books, middle grade, and young adult titles!
You’ll hear from talented authors Zeena M. Plisk (Egyptian Lullaby), Zach Weinersmith (Bea Wolf), Katherine Marsh (The Lost Year), and Deb JJ Lee (In Limbo: A Graphic Memoir). Special Guest Nick Brooks, award-winning filmmaker and author of Promise Boys, joined us live to discuss the inspiration behind his debut young adult novel with Brian Geffen, Senior Editor at Henry Holt Books for Young Readers. Plus, don’t miss an exclusive first look at You Will Do Great Things, a lyrical and magical picture book from Grammy nominated singer-songwriter and author Amerie and Raissa Figueroa!

Timestamps:
3:52 – Nick Brooks live Q&A
16:48 – Young Adult titles
23:22 – Deb JJ Lee video
27:28 – Middle Grade titles
30:30 – Katherine Marsh video
34:17 – Zach Weinersmith video
45:44 – Picture Book titles
55:45 – Zeena M. Pliska video
58:28 – Amerie live Q&A