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Author: Lyn Miller-Lachmann & Tanisia "Tee" Moore
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
Blurb: This book on women filmmakers profiles 15 contemporary directors who come from different countries, cultures, and perspectives, with an emphasis on using their work to raise social justice issues and underrepresented voices, for the Women of Power series.
Anthology Title: Every Body Shines
Editor: Cassandra Newbould
Work Author: Monique Gray Smith
Illustrator: Hippy Potter
Design: John Candell
Revealed: Jan. 14, 2021
Publication: Spring 2021
RQLA client Monique Gray Smith contributes her short story "Goalie" to Every Body Shines, a YA anthology celebrating body diversity. "Goalie" tells the story of a girl named Jac, who moves to a new town following her father's death. Disguised as a boy, Jac joins the hockey team where, finding acceptance, she begins to rediscover her sense of self.
Title: Soraya and the Mermaid
Author: Salima Alikhan
Illustrators: Atieh Sohrabi & Jennifer Naalchigar
According to Kirkus, "Alikhan pens a sweet story of a forming friendship and how there are positives to being different... Action, sea creatures, and a mermaid make this thoughtful adventure a delight."
Title: Ancestor Approved: Intertribal Stories for Kids
Editor: Cynthia Leitich Smith
Illustrator: Nicole Neidhardt
Revealed: June 8, 2020
An exciting upcoming MG anthology with contributions from clients Monique Gray Smith and Art Coulson.
Other News from the Flock
1/7/2021: Client Sidura Ludwig's short story collection is a suggested read for the Festival of Literary Diversity's January challenge, "a short story collection by an author from a marginalized community."
1/6/2021: Client Monique Gray Smith's novel Tilly and the Crazy Eights was named to CBC's Canada Reads 2021 Longlist, with panelists to be revealed on Jan. 14.
12/6/2020: Watch author Marcie Rendon deliver this virtual commencement speech to 2020 graduates of Adler University. Marcie was also a recipient of an honorary doctorate at the ceremony.
12/1/2020: Work by clients Art Coulson, Marcie Rendon, and Monique Gray Smith have been named to AICL's Best Books of 2020. Check out Coulson's book The Reluctant Storyteller, Rendon's poem "What's an Indian Woman to Do?" in When the Light of the World was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through (ed. Joy Harjo), and Smith's When We Are Kind, along with all the other awardees.
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Agent Jacqui Lipton's monthly Luna Station Quarterly column explores methods and strategies for writing with other people and organizations - as well as legal considerations to keep in mind. Whether you're co-authoring, writing for hire, or collaborating in another way, navigating partnerships can be a tricky but ultimately creatively rewarding experience!