The Weekly 411 (11/15/19)

© Kenard Pak

Nov. 15, 2019 vol. 45

The Weekly 411 gathers all the links added to Kidlit411 each week. To receive this post by email, sign up for our email updates. Are you on Facebook? Join our Kidlit411 group for conversations & camaraderie. This week's illustration is by Kenard Pak.

Today we're excited to feature illustrator Kenard Pak and his two new books, THE 100 YEAR BARN, by Patricia MacLahan (Katherine Tegan Books, Sept. 2019) and I WONDER, by Kari Anne Holt (Random House Books for Young Readers, Oct. 2019). Enter to win a copy of both books!

Today we are pleased to feature author F. Anthony Falcon and his debut picture book, BE BRAVE, BE BRAVE, BE BRAVE, illustrated by Trisha Mason (POW! May 2019). Enter to win a copy.

For Writers

Conferences, Workshops & Retreats

April 3-4 The Color of Children's Literature Conference  conference that celebrates and supports Indigenous and POC writers and illustrators to learn, get inspired and network with others in the industry. April 3: four master classes with Linda Sue Park (MG), Ibib Zoboi (YA), Aida Salazar (verse novel), Vanessa Brantley Newton (PB). April 4: four tracks: Publishing, Novel, Illustrated Books, Nonfiction, and Intensives Track. (Brooklyn, NY)

May 8-10 Big Sur in Cape Cod Sponsored by Andrea Brown Literary Agency, a working conference for children's writers (PB to YA), where two industry professionals mentor you in very small group sessions where one-on-one feedback is provided. Writers will get the chance to mingle and discuss their works with editors, agents, and published authors throughout the weekend. (Cape Cod, MA) Early registration open Nov. 15.

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