OPENING THE ROAD:
Victor Hugo Green and His Green Book
Naomi Krueger at Beaming Books has bought world rights to Opening the Road: Victor Hugo Green and His Green Book, written by Keila Dawson (I.)and illustrated by Alleanna Harris. This nonfiction picture book tells the untold true story of the postman who wrote the Green Book travel guides published from 1936 to 1966 that African Americans used to plan safe road trips and vacations. Publication is slated for spring 2021; Dawn Frederick at Red Sofa Literary represented the author, and Lucie Luddington at the Bright Agency represented the illustrator.
Fans of We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices will love meeting fourteen young activists who have stepped up to make change in their community and the United States.
Mari Copeny demanded clean water in Flint. Jazz Jennings insisted, as a transgirl, on playing soccer with the girls’ team. From Viridiana Sanchez Santos’s quinceañera demonstration against anti-immigrant policy to Zach Wahls’s moving declaration that his two moms and he were a family like any other, No Voice Too Small celebrates the young people who know how to be the change they seek. Fourteen poems honor these young activists. Featuring poems by Lesléa Newman, Traci Sorell, and Nikki Grimes. Additional text goes into detail about each youth activist’s life and how readers can get involved.
Available September 22, 2020!
Charlesbridge | ISBN: 978-1-6235-4131-6
40 pages | ages 5-9
THE KING CAKE BABY
The little plastic baby traditionally hidden inside a Mardi Gras King Cake is the runaway in this tasty new adaptation of an old folktale. The story sparkles with French phrases, New Orleans colloquialisms, and vibrant, comic-book style artwork depicting the city’s characters and treasures. Includes an easy king cake recipe. Bon appétit!
Where can you catch the baby?
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