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

Can I Touch Your Hair? Webcast + Q&A with Selina Alko, Charles Waters, and Irene Latham

Last week, three of the four creators of Can I Touch Your Hair? Poems of Race, Mistakes, and Friendship took part in a special Horn Book live webcast. Charles Waters, Irene Latham, and Selina Alko discussed how their new picture book came to be with The Horn Book‘s Roger Sutton. You can listen to the webcast here.

They also answered audience questions, but there were quite a few questions they didn’t have a chance to answer in the 45-minute webcast. We thought they’d make a great blog post! So, here are their answers along with a few spreads from the book.  Read More