The Weekly 411 (6/17/16)

© Lori Ann Levy-Holm

Friday, June 17, 2016, Issue #25

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In the wake of the horrifying news from Orlando, it is more important than ever to have children's books that promote tolerance, love, kindness, and respect. A couple of items:

  • Providing books that speak to vulnerable kids is more important than ever. Several authors have written about schools rescinding invitations over potentially controversial stories: Kate Messner (author of SEVEN WISHES who was disinvited from a school visit), R.J. Palacio 

New Agent alert: Lindsay Mealing, Junior Agent at Emerald City, represents science fiction, fantasy, and YA


Our Author in the Spotlight is picture book author Laurie Wallmark.  Be sure to enter her giveaway for her new book, ADA BYRON LOVELACE AND THE THINKING MACHINE, illustrated by April Chu (Creston Books, 2015)

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