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.
Greetings, TLA librarians! We missed seeing your friendly faces in Texas this year, but you don’t have to miss out on the resources available in our virtual booth. Enter for your chance to win books, request digital ARCs, view our full schedule of TLA author programs, discover our Texas State Reading List books, and more.
In honor of our new picture book Dear Librarian, on sale June 1, we’re hosting a librarian appreciation contest!
Nominate a librarian who made a difference in your life for their chance to win a $1,000 Amex gift card and a collection of books for their libraries! (Contest ends Friday, April 30, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. ET)
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!
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!
A Celebration of Illustration May 14, 10:30-5:00pm ET Register for this event here! 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!
Meet Joan He, the author of The Ones We’re Meant to Find, on sale May 4th! In this futuristic tale, a 16-year-old girl wakes up on an island with no memory of anything except for her sister. Her mission: she must use her STEM skills to get off the island, find her sister, and help humanity.
Joan shares her inspiration for the story here + request a digital ARC on NetGalley and start reading now!
Stacy McAnulty’s fact and fun-filled Our Universe picture book series invites children to explore our solar system from the points-of-view of the celestial bodies that hang out among the stars. These charming and humorous “autobiographies” are beautifully illustrated by such artists as Stevie Lewis and David Litchfield.
Meet Juliet Menéndez, the author and illustrator of Latinitas: Celebrating 40 Big Dreamers, on sale today, February 23rd! In honor of Women’s History Month, Juliet shares the story of a remarkable historical Latina, plus the inspiration behind her book and more!
Meet Gene Luen Yang, the author and illustrator of Dragon Hoops, a 2021 Printz Honor Book! Gene shares more about his inspiration for this book, his most memorable teacher, his favorite childhood book, and more!