The Weekly 411 (11/10/23)
|© Margie Yoder|
Nov. 10, 2023 vol. 45
Picture Book Giveaway
We are excited to host a giveaway of the picture book, Dim Sum Palace by X.Fang (Tundra Books), out now. Enter to win a copy via the Rafflecopter below!
About the Book: Liddy is so excited about going to the Dim Sum Palace tomorrow with her family that she can't sleep. So when a delicious smell wafts into her room, she hops out of bed, opens her door and steps into . . . an actual palace of dim sum! There are dumplings, baos, buns and more delicious treats than one girl can possibly eat. Liddy just has to take a bite, but she slips and falls . . . into a bowl of dumpling filling. The chefs are so busy rolling, folding and pinching dough that they don't notice they've prepared a most unusual dumpling for the Empress — a Liddy dumpling! Worst of all, she looks good enough to eat . . .
About the Author-Illustrator: X. Fang, who also goes by Susan, is a visual artist and maker of books for young readers. She exhibits her art throughout the U.S. and internationally and has worked professionally as a graphic designer and art director for film and television studios. Born in Taichung, Taiwan, raised in Atlanta, Georgia, she now lives in rural Maine with her husband and their dog, Pamela. Dim Sum Palace is X. Fang's first picture book.a Rafflecopter giveaway
Picture Book Giveaway 2
We are excited to host a giveaway of the picture book, Desert Queen, by Jyoti Rajan Gobal, illustrated by Svabhu Kohli (Levine Querido 2023). Enter to win a copy via the Rafflecopter below!
About the Book: This picture book biography in verse follows the life of beloved Rajasthani drag performer Queen Harish, known as the Whirling Desert Queen of Rajasthan. Lit by an inner fire and propelled by a family tragedy, Harish defied the gender conventions of middle class Indian life, battled discrimination and intimidation, and eventually grew up to dance with Bollywood movie stars and on stages across the world.
About the Author: Jyoti Rajan Gopal is a writer, mom and teacher (Kindergarten has her heart. Forever.) Growing up, she lived in Thailand, Indonesia, Myanmar, India and China. She now lives in the United States in a quirky old Victorian. Her favorite place in the house is the wrap around porch where she loves to gather with family or friends, read, write and drink coffee.
Jyoti writes stories that speak to her heart, that reflect her multiple identities, that she wishes her daughters had growing up, that she wishes her students had now.
About the Illustrator: Svabhu Kohli is a visual storyteller. His practice focuses on the intersection of magical realism, conservation and art as a medium to understand our relationship with the universe and its complex life forms. He has illustrated for Google Doodle, The Guardian and GQ. Desert Queen is his first book for children.
a Rafflecopter giveaway
- What: a 3-month mentorship with an agented picture book author or agent
- Who: un-agented picture book authors, illustrators, and author-illustrators, plus agented PB creators without book deals
- When: Apply to be a Rising Star Mentor (Jan. 16 deadline); apply for mentorship March 18-April 24