Walter Dean Myers Award Winners Are Revealed

Walter Dean Myers Award Winners Are Revealed

We Need Diverse Books has announced the winners and accolades of the Walter Dean Myers Awards in 2022, which are presented each year to books for young readers that “contain diverse protagonists and address diversity in a meaningful way.” The…

Finalists for the 2022 NBCC Awards Are Announced

Finalists for the 2022 NBCC Awards Are Announced

The National Book Critics Circle announced the finalists for their annual literary awards, with the shortlists including Colson Whitehead, Honorée Fanonne Jeffers, Clint Smith and Patrick Radden Keefe. The organization, consisting of more than 600 critics and book critics, announced…

LeBron James To Produce ‘The Crossover’ Series

LeBron James To Produce ‘The Crossover’ Series

Kwame Alexander’s Basketball Themed Children’s Book, the crossingwill be televised for Disney+ with an appropriate executive producer: Los Angeles Lakers attacker LeBron James, Deadline reports† Alexander’s 2014 Newbery Medal-winning novel in verse tells the story of twin brothers, both basketball…

An Interview With Bruce McCandless III

An Interview With Bruce McCandless III

An author writes an in-depth biography of his astronaut father In the mid-1970s, it seemed that the brilliant, celebrated and accomplished pilot Bruce McCandless II would never go to space. Since almost every other member of his astronaut class was…

An Interview With Glenn Rockowitz

An Interview With Glenn Rockowitz

An author speaks the truth to cancer in his painfully funny second memoir Glenn RockowitzHis life has been deeply influenced and shaped by the two big C’s: comedy and cancer. His new memoirs, Cotton Teeth, his second, takes a further…

An Interview With Richard S. Cohen

An Interview With Richard S. Cohen

An author offers an optimistic response to life at every stage On September 3, 2019, Richard S. Cohenhis life has changed forever. The president of a merger and acquisition company specializing in healthcare, Cohen could only testify when his wife,…

An Interview With Danny Jordan 

An Interview With Danny Jordan 

An author’s daughter inspired him to make books more inclusive California Television Producer Danny Jordan is used to helping other people tell their stories, but when he realized that children with limb differences in picture books are so unrepresentative, he…