Recent News and Upcoming Releases
Publishing announcements, awards and general information for our authors, illustrators and author/illustrators. Upcoming release and features included.
- FURIA by Yamile Saied Méndez is a Reese Witherspoon YA Book Club Pick for September 2020.
- KING AND THE DRAGONFLIES by Kacen Callender has been long listed for the 2020 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature.
- FIVE MIDNIGHTS by Ann Davila Cardinal wins an International Latino Book Award 2020 in the category of Best YA Fantasy & Adventure.
- BLAZEWRATH GAMES by Amparo Ortiz receives a starred review from Booklist.
- The news is out! Amazon Studios is adapting Kacen Callender’s FELIX EVER AFTER to TV!
- The following books made NPR’s 100 Favorite Books for Young Readers List: BROWN BABY LULLABY by Tameka Fryer Brown and AG Ford, HELLO LIGHTHOUSE by Sophie Blackall, THE JUMBIES by Tracey Baptiste, and the IVY & BEAN series by Annie Barrows and Sophie Blackall.
- IF YOU COME TO EARTH by Sophie Blackall receives starred reviews from Booklist and Publishers Weekly.
- FURIA by Yamile Saied Méndez receives a starred review from Kirkus.
- DISPLACEMENT by Kiku Hughes receives a starred review from Kirkus.
- FREEDOM BIRD, written by Jerdine Nolen and illustrated by James E. Ransome, wins a 2020 Parents’ Choice Award silver medal.
- LAND OF THE CRANES by Aida Salazar receives stars from and Publishers Weekly and Kirkus.
- 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
- 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.
- I GOT NEXT by Daria Peoples-Riley receives a starred review from Kirkus.
- GRANDMA GATEWOOD HIKES THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL by Jennifer Thermes, IT WASN’T ME by Dana Alison Levy, and TRIALS OF APOLLO 03: THE BURNING MAZE by Rick Riordan are all chosen for the 2019 ILA/CBC Children’s Choices Reading List.
- PATRON SAINTS OF NOTHING by Randy Ribay receives starred reviews from Kirkus, Booklist, and Publishers Weekly.
- THE MOON WITHIN by Aida Salazar receives starred reviews from Kirkus, School Library Journal, Publisher’s Weekly, and BookPage.
- For information regarding adult mystery submissions, please click here. Sandra Jordan will be the first reader.