The Weekly 411 (3/18/22)


© Benson Shum

March 18, 2022 vol. 11

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

Author and Author-Illustrator Spotlights

We are pleased to feature author-illustrator Benson Shum and his two picture books, Anzu and the Great Kaiju (Roaring Brook Press, Jan. 2022) and Little Seed (Little Simon, Feb. 2022). Enter to win both books!

We are excited to feature author Cindy Williams Schrauben and her debut picture book, This Could Be You, illustrated by Julia Seal (Cardinal Rule Press) out on April 1. Enter to win a copy!

We are excited to feature author Betty G. Yee and her debut young adult novel, Gold Mountain (Carolrhoda Lab) out on April 5. Enter to win an ARC!

jacket design by Lindsay Owens

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  1. Thank for for another post full of valuable information! You fail to provide the writing community with so much encouragement and information.

  2. Looking forward to reading Gold Mountain. There was a recent NYT story about Chinese workers in the West, and how they are underrepresented in museums, historical accounts, etc. Glad to see this book start to tip the scales.

  3. I loved Anzu the Great Kaiju! Excited to check out Little Seed and also This Could Be You when it comes out!!


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