Forthcoming Picture Books
TAKING THE MIC:
Fourteen Young Americans Making History
Poetic nonfiction picture-book anthology
Karen Boss at Charlesbridge has acquired world rights to this picture-book anthology edited by Lindsay H. Metcalf, Keila V. Dawson, and Jeanette Bradley, and illustrated by Bradley. It features 14 young contemporary American activists, each spotlighted by a well-known poet. Subjects include literacy activist Marley Dias, water protector Jasilyn Charger, Scouts for Equality founder Zach Wahls, and immigration reformer Viridiana Sanchez Santos. Contributors include Nikki Grimes, Joseph Bruchac, Lesléa Newman, and Guadalupe García McCall. Publication is set for fall 2020.
TRACTORS ON PARADE:
Planting a Movement,
from the Heartland’s Farms
to the Nation’s Capital
Nonfiction picture book
Carolyn Yoder at Calkins Creek/Boyds Mills Press has bought this photo-illustrated title about the farm crisis of the 1970s and 1980s, and the thousands of farmers who drove their tractors and rigs to Washington, DC, to demand action from Congress. Publication is slated for fall 2020.