Earlier this month Artie and the Wolf Moon hit the shelves. In this original and empowering middle grade, Artie Irvin is thrilled to discover she comes from a line of werewolves. She asks her mom to share everything—including the story of Artie’s late father. Her mom reluctantly agrees. And to help Artie figure out her own wolflike abilities, her mom recruits some old family friends. As she learns the history of werewolves and her own parents’ past, she’ll find that wolves aren’t the scariest thing in the woods—vampires are.
Today debut graphic novelist, Olivia Stephens, joins us to share a little bit about her creative process and some exclusive early sketches.
June is Pride Month! We’ve got books for your readers to educate, entertain, and acknowledge LGBTQIA+ history and rights. Check out our list below!
by Ashley Kuehl, executive editor, YA trade nonfiction
Mark Bieschke and Kathy Belge are the authors of Queer, 2nd Edition: The Ultimate LGBTQ Guide for Teens. I asked them about the inspiration behind their book, coming out, how things have changed since they were teens, and how best to encourage and help queer teens today.
Melanie Gillman gives us a behind-the-scenes look at the importance of the research process, even in fiction.
by Lara Neel, Trade Marketing Manager
June is celebrated as Pride Month by the LGBT community, and many Pride events occur on the last Sunday in June to commemorate the anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion in New York City on June 28, 1969.
To help you get ready for it, we’ve put together a list of books that include characters and nonfiction accounts of people along the LGBTQIA+ spectrum.