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Today’s post is written by Emerson Heflin, of Publisher Spotlight’s marketing team. In 2001, to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, the United Nations General Assembly declared June 20th to be World Refugee Day. Every year, countries across the world celebrate World Refugee Week to rally welcome and support for refugees, and in recent years, an increasing number of books for children feature the incredible stories of refugees that make excellent stories and conversation starters to share with young readers. Visit your library or bookstore today to add to your own World Refugee Week … Continue reading
Each year at the San Diego Comic-Con, the world’s arguably most noteworthy comic books awards are announced. And each spring before that July event, the nominees are announced and any comics professional–including librarians who work with comics in their libraries–can participate in the voting. This year, Image Comics has made quite a showing, with nominations of multiple titles in each of multiple categories. We have other publisher friends in various divisional award lists here, too: From Lion Forge’s Cub House imprint, This Is a Taco! by Andrew Cangelose and Josh Shipley is a finalist in the Best Publication for Early … Continue reading
Just in time for April’s Earth Day celebrations, The Nature Generation has announced the 2019 Green Earth Book Awards for titles published for children and teens. Congratulations to Pajama Press, this year’s winning publisher in the Children’s Fiction category, and publisher of one of the Honor titles in the Children’s Nonfiction category. The Flooded Earth, by Mardi McConnochie, is described by the Green Earth Book Award judges aptly as a “breakneck pace adventure that draws readers into a race against pirates, authorities, and the sea itself in a not-so-distant future full of new technology and old human failings.” Congratulations to Mardi … Continue reading