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Updated with book deals, publications, awards, and other exciting things happening at Great Dog Literary
Crystal Simone Smith's DARK TESTAMENT, a volume of erasure poetry drawn from George Saunders's novel LINCOLN IN THE BARDO which connects the agonized voices haunting Lincoln to the grieving chorus of protests in today's Black Lives Matter movement, acquired by Kate Farrell for Holt Children's at auction.
Erica Simone Turnipseed's BIGGER THAN ME, which follows the emotional journey of two siblings who struggle with the weight of the words that capture the turmoil and sadness of our times but learn that no problem is “too big” for them to carry if they're not alone, acquired by Caitlyn Dlouhy at Caitlyn Dlouhy Books
Author of CLASS CLOWN Johanna Hurwitz's THE UNEXPECTED ADVENTURES OF C.A.T., a chapter book in which a girl takes a tiny taste of cat food and dreams that she has turned into a cat to Dena Neusner at Apples and Honey Press, with Aviva Gutnick editing, in a two-book deal for publication in Spring 2023.
Author-illustrator and SCBWI Crystal Kite Award winner Janice Hechter's NEXT YEAR IN THE WHITE HOUSE, an illustrated nonfiction account of Eric Lesser's experience as a young Jewish staffer who organized an impromptu Passover Seder during Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign, to Alexander Zablotsky at PJ Library
Children's science author Seymour Simon's HOW TO BE A GOOD PUPPY, a creative nonfiction story about a child and their new puppy each learning from the other, to be published both in print and as a Read-to-Me eBook, illustrated by Doug Cushman, to Seymour Science.
Author-illustrator of the children's photo essay book SHADES OF PEOPLE Shelley Rotner's EVERY BODY, a photo essay book about inclusivity, to Mary Cash at Holiday House, for publication in Spring 2023
Author/illustrator of the 2020 YALSA finalist THE GREAT NIJINSKY Lynn Curlee's THE OTHER PANDEMIC: AN AIDS MEMOIR, an illustrated account of coming of age during the gay liberation movement in NYC and living through the AIDS pandemic, losing friends and his life partner, to Yolanda Scott at Charlesbridge Teen
90 Day Fiance producer Lissette Decos's debut FOUR FROGS, an #OwnVoices Latinx romantic comedy in which the producer of a hit reality TV show decides to date four different men, sure she can find one prince, to Leah Hultenschmidt at Forever, in a two-book deal, for publication in Spring 2023
Author-illustrator Emma Fick's BORDER CROSSINGS: A JOURNEY ON THE TRANS-SIBERIAN RAILWAY, which documents the longest railway journey in the world—winding from China, through Mongolia and Siberia to Moscow—in watercolor illustrations and handwritten text, to Elizabeth Sullivan at Harper Design
Author-illustrator of the Gilbert and Friends series Diane deGroat's THE ADVENTURES OF ROBO-KID, tracking two parallel stories, one in the real world and one inside a comic book; they intersect when the real-life kid and the comic book superhero find they need each other's help, to Neal Porter at Neal Porter Books