In Memoriam: Sachiko Yasui 1938-2021

By Carol Hinz, Associate Publisher of Millbrook Press and Carolrhoda Books

It is with a heavy heart that I share the news that Sachiko Yasui passed away on September 30, 2021. She was eighty-three years old and had been living in a nursing home since having a stroke in the fall of 2013. She touched so many people with her story of surviving the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan, as a child, including all of us who helped bring her story to young people in the United States.

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Sesame Street ® Brings Friends Together

There are many ways young readers can change the world. They can help animals, create imaginative art, and be an upstander against racism. This fall, Sesame Street® brings young readers together with new activities, new characters, and new places. Read on to discover this season’s titles and the online resources that will encourage young readers to continue learning!

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Join our Winter Reading Challenge!

We are delighted to invite you to join a Winter Reading Challenge, sponsored by Lerner and hosted by Beanstack. Our goal is to support school and public libraries in the US and Canada, and our theme is “Read for a Better World”, encouraging readers of all ages to explore diversity, empathy, and action through literature. We’ll provide digital access to all books in the challenge and there are prizes, including books, collections, and virtual author visits, for participating institutions.

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