• Picture Book Roundup: Book Expo America 2019

    Picture Book Roundup: Book Expo America 20190

    Every spring, publishers, authors, and agents display their latest and upcoming books for booksellers and librarians in the huge industry show Book Expo America. This year, as I wandered the vast book fields of the Javits Center, my attention was particularly arrested by the range of excellent picture books on offer, from the smallest independent

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  • Book Beat: Diversity in U.S. Publishing Languishes and Arisia (Finally) Fires President

    Book Beat: Diversity in U.S. Publishing Languishes and Arisia (Finally) Fires President0

    Hello lovely readers! Welcome to another weekly installment of Book Beat, brought to you by your Bookmarked editor Paige. It might be a bit unnecessary to say, but the publishing industry is a unique, concentrated microcosm of our society. When the industry and the books it releases into the world succeed in embodying the diversity, complexities,

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  • Review: Liza Jane & the Dragon

    Review: Liza Jane & the Dragon0

    Liza Jane & the Dragon Writer Laura Lippman (Writer), Kate Samworth (Illustrator) Akashic Books October 2, 2018 An advanced reader copy of Liza Jane & the Dragon was provided by the publisher. Liza Jane & the Dragon is the story of a girl who thinks she can find better parents, so she fires her current

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