The Weekly 411 (6/23/23)
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June 23, 2023 vol. 25
Picture Book Giveaway 2
We are excited to host a giveaway of the picture book, The Wishing Flower, by A.J. Irving, illustrated by Kip Alizadeh (Alfred A. Knopf 2023). Enter to win a copy via the Rafflecopter below!
About the Book: An LGBTQ-inclusive story about understanding your peers, your feelings, and yourself, The Wishing Flower is a love letter to longing, belonging, and longing to belong. Birdie finds comfort in nature and books, but more than anything she longs for connection, to be understood. At school, Birdie feels like an outsider. Quiet and shy, she prefers to read by herself, rather than jump rope or swing with the other kids. That all changes when Sunny, the new girl, comes along. Like Birdie, Sunny has a nature name. She also likes to read, and loves to rescue bugs. And when Sunny smiles at her, Birdie’s heart balloons like a parachute. From the acclaimed author of Dance Like a Leaf, with stunning illustrations by Kip Alizadeh, this book will inspire readers to honor their wishes and show the world their truest selves.
About the Author: A.J. Irving grew up in Boise, Idaho, writing stories and daydreaming about becoming an author. Now, she writes picture books and poetry beneath an old elm tree in Salt Lake City. When she’s not reading, writing, or dancing, she enjoys exploring Utah with her husband, two children, and their English bulldog.
About the Illustrator: Kip Alizadeh is an illustrator and visual artist. When they aren’t creating, they like to DJ, spend time with their cats, and play sports. Kip is queer, Iranian, and English, and lives in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Karlin Gray- true stories, narrative nonfiction in picture books, graphic novels, middle grade, and YA
- What: work with middle grade author Sylvia Liu on revising a full middle grade manuscript for 2-3 months
- Who: un-agented writers with a middle grade manuscript who are members of Inked Voices
- When to apply: by June 30. Contact Emily (at) inkedvoices (dot) com for more info about details. Application includes a query letter, first ten pages, and a synopsis.