Call Me Miss Hamilton: An Interview with Creative Team Carole Boston Weatherford and Jeffery Boston Weatherford

Civil Rights activist Miss Mary Hamilton was found to be in contempt of court after she demanded that an Alabama judge address her with the same honorifics used to address white people. Her case ultimately went to the Supreme Court of the United States, which ruled in her favor in 1964 and brought about a permanent change in courtrooms nationwide.

Call Me Miss Hamilton: One Woman’s Case for Equality and Respect combines powerful free verse from award-winning author Carole Boston Weatherford and striking scratchboard illustrations by Jeffery Boston Weatherford to honor this unsung heroine. Read on to hear what inspired the this family team to tell Miss Hamilton’s story and what surprised them on along the way!

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When Comics and Science Intersect

In the following post, designer Mary Ross shares her experience working on the Medical Breakthroughs graphic novel series and explores why the graphic novel medium offers a unique way to teach history and science!

Page illustrated by Josep Rural

Like many designers, I am and always have been a very visual person, naturally drawn to the medium of a graphic novels to explain complex ideas. I was also raised in a household with a parent working in the medical field. Growing up, these two worlds intersected and entwined themselves into a combination that influenced how I design today; clean and precise, with all the right information shown in an easy-to-understand way, as best I can. While these two worlds are not normally mutually exclusive, I was giddy at the thought of combining a subject as austere as the medical field with the format of something as visual and engaging as a graphic novel.

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History Highlights: Explore ARCs of Upcoming Fiction and Nonfiction Releases

There’s no time like the present to study the past. This season we have fascinating historical fiction and nonfiction titles spanning over 150 years. Meet a heroine of the Civil Rights Movement, learn about the childhoods of famous figures, and navigate the perils of the Transcontinental Railroad.

With each title in this blog post you’ll travel further and further back in time. Read on to find reviews, author info, and links to review each title for free on NetGalley!

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Introducing: Cheriton Children’s Books

We are so pleased to share that we have added a new series nonfiction publisher, Cheriton Children’s Books, to the Lerner Publisher Services roster. Cheriton believes that education begins by sparking an interest and then fanning that flame. Keep reading to learn more about their engaging series such as Disaster Zone, Energy Evolutions, Help! Study Hacks, and It Happened to Me.

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