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  • Author Spotlight: Christine Kendall… plus a GIVEAWAY!
    Author Spotlight: Christine Kendall… plus a GIVEAWAY!
    November 27, 2020 by
    Let’s give a warm Mixed-Up welcome to Christine Kendall, the NAACP Image Award–nominated author of the MG debut, Riding Chance (Scholastic, 2016). Christine’s sophomore novel, also published by Scholastic, The True Definition of Neva Beane, came out in September and was lauded by Lesa Cline-Ransome as “an inter-generational story written with humor, heart, hope—and the power of self-discovery. Here is a summary of Neva Beane: Being twelve isn’t easy, especially when you’re Neva Beane. She knows she’s beautiful and smart, but there are so many confusing signals in everyday life about, well… everything, including the changes taking...
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  • Latinx Kidlit Book Festival
    Latinx Kidlit Book Festival
    The Latinx Kidlit Book Festival is around the corner: from December 4-5, 2020 on YouTube. The two-day festival is packed with an amazing schedule of kidlit authors, illustrators, and books. For a more in-depth look at what to expect, plan to check out our  #WeNeedDiverseMG series on November 23rd. We’re excited that our own contributor, Aixa Perez-Prado, is also a volunteer for the festival, and she will have the scoop on all the great stuff they’ve planned for us....
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  • November 2020: New Releases
    November 2020: New Releases
    November 2, 2020 by
    Whether it’s humor or history, fantasy or food, wizards or warriors, November has a book for you. Take a look and let us know in the comments section which ones you’re looking forward to. And don’t forget to click on the titles for links to Bookshop.org.   Serena Says  By...
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STEM Tuesday
  • Picture of the cover of fatal fever.
    STEM Tuesday – Diseases and Pandemics — Author Interview
    Welcome to STEM Tuesday: Author Interview & Book Giveaway, a repeating feature for the fourth Tuesday of every month. Go Science-Tech-Engineering-Math! Today we’ve the pleasure of revisiting Gail Jarrow, author of the highly acclaimed Fatal Fever: Tracking Down Typhoid Mary. Although this is a historical medical thriller its exploration of the opportunities and ethics of...
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  • Cover Reveal Kids on the March
    Kids on the March – Cover Reveal
    October 24, 2020 by
    It’s Cover Reveal Saturday … and today we’re getting a sneak peek at the cover for Kids on the March (Algonquin), by Michael G. Long. Seriously, I’m such a fan of this subject, I can’t even with the suspense. I’m going to reveal this cover right now…   …  ...
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