Sea Otter Heroes Receives Sibert Honor

By Libby Stille, Associate Publicist

This morning at the American Library Association (ALA) Youth Media Awards, Patricia Newman’s Sea Otter Heroes: The Predators That Saved an Ecosystem was named a 2018 Robert F. Sibert Informational Honor Book! The Sibert Medal and Honors are awarded annually to outstanding informational picture books for young readers. Read More

Poetry, Race, and Art: A Conversation with Selina Alko, Sean Qualls, and Nina Crews

By Carol Hinz, Editorial Director of Millbrook Press and Carolrhoda Books

While working on the books Can I Touch Your Hair? Poems of Race, Mistakes, and Friendship and Seeing into Tomorrow: Poems by Richard Wright, I couldn’t help noticing commonalities between the two.

Both are volumes of poetry and both explore race and identity. Yet the books differ as well—Can I Touch Your Hair? is primarily for kids in grades 4 and above and has multiple contributors—it’s co-written by Irene Latham and Charles Waters and co-illustrated by Sean Qualls and Selina Alko—and Seeing into Tomorrow could easily be shared with preschoolers on up and was compiled and illustrated by Nina Crews. Read More