The Weekly 411 (7/23/21)
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July 23, 2021 vol. 30
We are excited to feature author Mượn Thị Văn and her picture book Wishes, illustrated by Victo Ngai (Scholastic, May 2021). Enter to win a copy!
We are excited to feature author Christyne Morrell and her debut middle-grade novel, KINGDOM OF SECRETS (Delacorte Press (August 3, 2021) Enter to win a signed hardcover copy!
Picture Book Giveaway
We are excited to host a giveaway of the picture book, The Perfect Party, by Laurel Paula Jackson and illustrated Helene Baum (Yeehoo Press) coming out on Aug. 10, 2021.
About the book: A delightful story about the beauty of different cultures and the strength of collaboration. It’s Little Robin’s birthday, and all the zoo animals want to help him celebrate! Yet with each animal comes different ideas from around the world. So how does one plan the perfect birthday party? First, there’s music! As all the eager creatures join in for a birthday song, what should have been harmonious music turns into chaos: mooing, yelping, braying, and squawking! And then there’s the food! Everyone has their own favorite meals, and no one can agree on anything. But amidst all the noise rings one true note—the recipe for a perfect party? Friends who want to celebrate!
About the Author: Dr. Laurel P. Jackson grew up in several countries around the world and writes stories that inspire readers to think about their connection to others. Laurel works as an international educational consultant for governmental institutions and has initiated a number of projects to empower children. She lives in Berlin, Germany and loves creating delicious recipes for friends and family. You can visit her online at www.laurelpjackson.com.
About the Illustrator: Hélène Baum-Owoyele is a French-German illustrator based in Berlin. “There are no lines in nature, only areas of colour, one against another.” –Manet. This principle guides her work and life. Originally a trained graphic designer, she enjoys creating colorful, vibrant images which draw inspiration from her multicultural background. Her watercolor and vector artworks have been used in various contexts, from editorial to advertising. See more at www.helene-baum.com.
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Poetry for Prose WritersTuesday, July 27th, 7-8:15pm ETLove poetry but don’t consider yourself a poet? YA author Kip Wilson has been there. This 75-minute webinar class is for any writer looking to use the tools of poetry to enhance their prose. Kip will share examples from some favorite verse and prose novels that use poetic techniques to create lyrical images. During the workshop, students will have the chance to craft and share their own work following the examples presented.