Last month at an ALA Annual librarian dinner, author NoNieqa Ramos talked about her YA novels, diversity, and resisting the status quo. Here she shares a version of her speech.
Take a look at new Lerner books to read this February. Read More
By Amy Fitzgerald, Senior Editor
In early March of 2017, my boss sent me a YA novel manuscript to read. She had been kind enough to share a lot of her incoming submissions with me as I worked on building up my own contacts with literary agents, so there wasn’t anything unusual about this forwarded email. I flagged it (confession: I flag everything as “to be completed today” because I can’t function without manufactured guilt) and a few days later, when I had some down time, I opened the manuscript. Read More
By Carol Hinz, Editorial Director of Millbrook Press and Carolrhoda Books
Just for fun, I took an informal poll of my colleagues to find out what books they’re excited to read in 2018. Here are our answers! Read More
I asked designer Lindsey Owens if she had things to say about the cover design for our novel The Disturbed Girl’s Dictionary that she’d like to discuss on the blog, and yes, yes she did. Today’s Dispatch from the Design Department—and a look into life in publishing—is courtesy of Lindsey. Also, I don’t make a practice of giving people work to do on road trips, I promise!—Danielle Carnito, Trade Art Director Read More