Recent News and Releases
Publishing announcements, awards and general information for our authors, illustrators and author/illustrators. Upcoming release and features included.
- DE DONDE ERES?, written by Yamile Saied Méndez and illustrated by Jaime Kim, wins a silver medal for being among the Best Spanish Language Picture Books For 2020, awarded by the Children’s Book Committee at Bank Street College of Education.
- THE MOON WITHIN by Aida Salazar has been selected as one of the 2020 NCTE Notable Poetry and Verse Novels.
- BROWN BABY LULLABY by Tameka Fryer Brown and AG Ford is the Amazon Best Book of the Month for January 2020.
- MOONCAKES by Suzanne Walker and Wendy Xu, THE TEA DRAGON FESTIVAL by Katie O’Neill, PATRON SAINTS OF NOTHING by Randy Ribay, and RUBY’S HOPE by Monica Kulling and Sarah Dvojack are 2019 Cybils finalists.
- KING AND THE DRAGONFLIES by Kacen Callender receives a starred review from Publishers Weekly.
- LIFE ACCORDING TO OG THE FROG by Betty Birney is a Young Hoosier Book Award 2020-2021 Nominee.
- PATRON SAINTS OF NOTHING by Randy Ribay, WITCHY by Ariel Ries, THE MOON WITHIN by Aida Salazar, and DE DONDE ERES?, written by Yamile Saied Méndez and illustrated by Jaime Kim, are on New York Public Library’s Best Books List of 2019.
- CATERPILLAR SUMMER by Gillian McDunn and THE MOON WITHIN by Aida Salazar are on Kirkus Reviews’s Best Middle Grade Books list, in the categories of Books Exploring Family Ties and Novels-in-Verse, respectively.
- PATRON SAINTS OF NOTHING by Randy Ribay is a finalist for the 2019 National Book Awards and has been nominated for the CILIP CARNEGIE MEDAL.
- IT WASN’T ME by Dana Alison Levy is included on the Massachusetts Book Award’s Must-Read Long List.
- Randi Pink’s GIRLS LIKE US receives a starred review from School Library Journal.
- GZLA has two Amazon books of the month for August 2019: I GOT NEXT by Daria Peoples-Riley and MANHATTAN: MAPPING THE STORY OF AN ISLAND by Jennifer Thermes
- Adriana Herrera’s AMERICAN DREAMER was featured on the Today Show as one of Elizabeth Acevedo’s top summer reads.
- MOONCAKES by Suzanne Walker and Wendy Xu receives a starred review from School Library Journal.
- MANHATTAN: MAPPING THE STORY OF AN ISLAND by Jennifer Thermes receives starred reviews from Kirkus, Booklist, Publishers Weekly, Shelf Awareness, and School Library Journal.
- CATERPILLAR SUMMER by Gillian McDunn is featured in The New York Times.
- WHERE ARE YOU FROM?, written by Yamile Saied Méndez and illustrated by Jaime Kim, receives starred reviews from Kirkus and Shelf Awareness.
- FIVE MIDNIGHTS by Ann Dávila Cardinal and THE MOON WITHIN by Aida Salazar are among those mentioned in NBC News for their 10 New Latino Books list.
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