Pablo Cartaya is one to watch as a Spring 2017 Publishers Weekly Flying Starts author. Selected for his middle grade debut, THE EPIC FAIL OF ARTURO ZAMORA, Cartaya explores his Cuban-American identity through this story.
Melanie Crowder’s THREE PENNIES, about a girl in foster care making room in her heart for a new mother, and Elana K. Arnold’s A BOY CALLED BAT, starring an unforgettable boy on the autism spectrum, have been named 2018 Global Read Aloud contenders.
We couldn’t be more thrilled for these three amazing authors.
Kwame Alexander‘s new young adult book SOLO will be celebrated on Aug. 3 at A Literary Concert at the Bank Street Auditorium in New York. The event, running 4:30pm to 5:30pm, will blend poetry and rock ‘n’ roll, with Kwame reading from his SOLO and musician Randy Preston performing original music composed for the book. Attendees also will view the premiere of the music video for “Excuse Me,” an original song from SOLO. A Q&A and signing with co-author Mary Rand Hess will follow.
Kwame also will be signing SOLO at New York’s Books of Wonder on Aug. 4 from 6pm to 8pm.
Melanie Crowder will be in Denver on Aug. 6, speaking on a panel for Second Star to the Right Children’s Books “Back-to-School Book Bash” for all educators.
And Don Tate will launch his newest picture book biography, STRONG AS SANDOW: HOW EUGEN SANDOW BECAME THE STRONGEST MAN ON EARTH, at Austin’s Stark Center on Sunday Aug. 27 at 3pm. The Stark Center is above the Darrel K Royal—Texas Memorial Football Stadium on the University of Texas campus.