How This Book Was Made: I Am Both by Kerisa Greene

How This Book Was Made: I Am Both

Go behind the scenes of I Am Both: A Vietnamese Refugee Story by Kerisa Greene. I Am Both is a inspired by Kerisa’s family’s journey on the last flight out of Saigon and is a compelling exploration of identity, immigration, and family.

Read on for an interview with Kerisa Greene, Rachel Diebel, Editor at Feiwel & Friends, and Naomi Silverio, Associate Designer at Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group to learn more about how this book was made, preview interior art, and to discover one of the most inventive uses of rice paper we’ve seen in a picture book!

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Books for Mental Health Awareness Month

2024 Mental Health Awareness

These books for kids and teens sensitively deal with tough topics and big emotions. Perfect for SEL units, these stories normalize mental health issues, promote the importance of self-care, and provide more resources for young readers who are struggling to process big emotions like anger, sadness, anxiety, and loss. Share these stories with young readers to let them know they are not alone.

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Discussion Guide: Three Summers by Amra Sabic-El-Rayess with Laura L. Sullivan

Three Summers

Three Summers
By Amra Sabic-El-Rayess with Laura L. Sullivan
Ages 8-12
On Sale April 9, 2024!

An epic middle-grade memoir about sisterhood and coming-of-age in the three years leading up to the Bosnian Genocide.

Three Summers is the story of five young cousins who grow closer than sisters as ethnic tensions escalate over three summers in 1980s Bosnia. They navigate the joys and pitfalls of adolescence on their family’s little island in the middle of the Una River. When finally confronted with the harsh truths of the adult world around them, their bond gives them the resilience to discover and hold fast to their true selves.

Written with incredible warmth and tenderness, Amra Sabic-El-Rayess takes readers on a journey that will break their hearts and put them back together again.