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Congratulations to author/illustrator Leanne Hatch, whose debut picture book UNRAVELED was published by Margaret Ferguson Books on August 17, 2021! It received lovely reviews from Kirkus Reviews, Booklist, Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, Parents, and School Library Journal. It was also chosen as a Junior Library Guild Gold Standard selection. Janine Le negotiated the deal for North American rights.

We're excited to announce that in summer 2023, Random House Studio will be publishing author Leslie Kimmelman's nonfiction picture book READY, SET, RUN!, illustrated by Jessie Hartland. Facts about the history of the marathon are intertwined with a narrative that highlights a community coming together during this long run through the city's five boroughs. Amy Stern negotiated the author deal.

We're thrilled to announce that author/illustrator Su Youn Lee's debut picture book HAVE YOU EATEN?, publishing on April 19, 2022 from Feiwel and Friends, is now available for preorder. Janine Le negotiated the deal for world rights.

Congratulations to author/illustrator Robin Robinson, whose middle grade graphic novel NO ONE RETURNS FROM THE ENCHANTED FOREST was published by First Second on May 25, 2021! It received glowing reviews from Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal, Booklist, and Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books. Amy Stern negotiated the deal for world rights.

We're ecstatic to announce that author Songju Ma Daemicke's nonfiction picture book TU YOUYOU'S DISCOVERY: FINDING A CURE FOR MALARIA, illustrated by Lin, publishing on October 1, 2021 from Albert Whitman, is now available for preorder. Janine Le negotiated the deal.

Congratulations to illustrator Jerry Pinkney, whose work appears at the Eric Carle Museum in Amherst, MA in an exhibition titled PICTURE THE DREAM: THE STORY OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT THROUGH CHILDREN'S BOOKS, on display February 7 - July 3, 2021.

We're ecstatic to announce that in summer 2022, Putnam Children's will be publishing author/illustrator Leanne Hatch's heartfelt picture book ROSIE AND THE PRE-LOVED DRESS, about a young girl who finds the perfect dress at her local thrift shop and whose curiosity about the previous owner leads her to discover that secondhand clothes carry far more possibilities than meet the eye. Janine Le negotiated the deal for North American rights.

Congratulations to author/illustrator Leanne Hatch, who was an SCBWI 2021 Portfolio Award Grand Prize winner!

Congratulations to author/illustrator Jerry Pinkney, whose picture book THE LITTLE MERMAID was published on November 3, 2020 by Little, Brown Young Readers! It received starred reviews from School Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, Booklist, and BookPage. Sheldon Fogelman negotiated the deal.

We're ecstatic to announce that in fall 2022, Carolrhoda Books will be publishing Crystal Kite-winning author Kerry O'Malley Cerra's HEAR ME, an #OwnVoices contemporary novel following a twelve-year-old who, at odds with her parents over her sudden hearing loss and looming cochlear implant surgery, sets off on a journey where she discovers that even though her ears may be broken, she is not. Janine Le negotiated the deal for world rights.

We're excited to announce that in spring 2023, Anne Schwartz Books will be publishing Caldecott Medalist and five-time Coretta Scott King Award-winning illustrator Jerry Pinkney's THE LITTLEST DROP, written by debut author Sascha Alper, pitched as being based on a South American fable retold by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Wangari Maathai, showing how the smallest of us can impact the environment, in which a tiny hummingbird extinguishes a massive fire by inspiring all the other animals to help. Sheldon Fogelman negotiated the illustration deal for North American rights.

Congratulations to illustrator Jerry Pinkney, whose picture book A PLACE TO LAND: MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. AND THE SPEECH THAT INSPIRED A NATION was published by Neal Porter Books on August 27, 2019! It received starred reviews from Kirkus Reviews, The Horn Book, Booklist, Publishers Weekly, and School Library Journal. Additionally, it won the Orbis Pictus Award 2020, was nominated for an NAACP Image Award, was selected for the CBC Champions of Change Showcase, and was named a Best Book of the Year by Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, and School Library Journal. It also was a Bank Street Best Book of the Year, Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People, and Booklist Editors' Choice. Sheldon Fogelman negotiated the illustration deal.

Congratulations to illustrator Jerry Pinkney, whose exhibit FREEDOM JOURNAL: THE ART OF JERRY PINKNEY was featured by the Woodmere Art Museum in Philadelphia in 2019.