MacKids Spotlight: Randi Pink

This month we’re interviewing Randi Pink, author of Angel of Greenwood. May 31, 2021 marks 100 years since the Tulsa Race Massacre. In this historical fiction account of the tragedy, the thriving Black community of Greenwood in Tulsa, OK is destroyed by an angry mob of white people. Randi Pink honors the real victims of Greenwood by acknowledging the strength and resilience in this community and two teenagers who fall in love in the midst of chaos. 

Randi shares more about her inspiration for the story and what she hopes young readers will learn here.

Read a Q&A with Randi here →

2021 MacKids School & Library Virtual Events

Join us and our authors at these upcoming virtual events, including book buzzes, webinars, conferences, and more! Check back for updates, as more upcoming events will be added soon. Plus, ICYMI: watch archived videos from our past events here!

Upcoming Events

Introducing “Outdoor School” from Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group
May 10, 1pm CT / 2pm ET
Register for this free event here!

Amidst a global pandemic that has forced the world indoors and online, many young readers are unable to experience outdoor learning. And with summer just around the corner, it’s critical now, more than ever, to help young students embrace the outdoors—wherever that may be! This April, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group and Odd Dot are introducing OUTDOOR SCHOOL, an immersive, eight title series from some of the most-recognized names in the outdoor community, encouraging kids to put away the screens and head outside. Join us to learn about this exciting new series!


ILA Children’s Literature Intensive: Creating a Culturally Responsive Classroom Through Books
May 11, 5-8pm ET

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Don’t miss Bethany C. Morrow (So Many Beginnings: A Little Women Remix) and C.B. Lee (A Clash of Steel: A Treasure Island Remix) in conversation about the new Remixed Classic series.


A Celebration of Illustration
May 14, 10:30-5:00pm ET

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Join ALSC and key children’s book creators, leaders in children’s librarianship, and others as we celebrate illustration in children’s literature. Don’t miss Caldecott Medal Winner Michaela Goade (We Are Water Protectors) at the Opening Session!


School Library Journal Day of Dialog
May 20, 9:00am-6:00pm ET

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Don’t miss this day-long virtual event featuring author panels with LeUyen Pham (Outside, Inside), Steve Sheinkin (Fallout), and Angeline Boulley (Firekeeper’s Daughter)! Plus, visit Macmillan Children’s in the virtual exhibit hall to request digital ARCs and more.

Watch archived videos from past events →