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Hilarious Colbert Show Super Bowl ad for Foggy Pine Books in Boone, NC features Tom Hanks, Sam Elliot and (for a nanosecond) Derrick Barnes and Gordon C. James’s I Am Every Good Thing. Click the pic or here to view video.
The 2021 Black History Month Read-In features WINC's Eleanora E. Tate, Carole Weatherford, Tameka Fryer Brown, Kelly Starling Lyons and Judy Allen Dodson.
Kelly Starling Lyons has been named 2021 North Carolina Piedmont Laureate.
In addition, Kelly's picture book, Tiara's Hat Parade, was chosen as the March Picture book for Read Across America and she was named to Good Morning America's Inspiration List: Who's Making Black History in 2021.
BOX: Henry Brown Mails Himself to Freedom by Carole Weatherford and illustrated by Michele Wood has won a 2021 Newbery Honor Award and Carole Weatherford's R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul illustrated by Frank Morrison has earned the 2021 Coretta Scott King (Illustrator) Book Award. Ty's Travels: Zip, Zoom! by Kelly Starling Lyons has won a 2021 Theodor Giesel Honor Medal. All three books are 2021 ALA Notable Books, along with I Am Every Good Thing by Derrick Barnes and Gordon C. James. Allan Wolf's The Snow Fell Three Graves Deep: Voices from the Donner Party was named to the 2021 YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults list.
I Am Every Good Thing by Derrick Barnes and Gordon C. James has also won the NCTE 2021 Charlotte Huck Award for Outstanding Fiction for Children.
Encore! WINC once again congratulates the talented Derrick Barnes and Gordon C. James winners of the 2020 Kirkus young readers' literature Kirkus Prize for I Am Every Good Thing.
Congratulations to illustrator Daniel Minter and author Kelly Starling Lyons for a 2020 Caldecott Honor win for Going Down Home With Daddy at ALA Midwinter in Philadelphia. Related article here. Going Down Home With Daddy also won the 2019 AAUW NC Young People's Literature Award.
WINC congratulates Derrick Barnes and Gordon C. James winners of the 2018 young reader’s Kirkus Prize for Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut.
Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut by Derrick Barnes and illustrated by Gordon C. James and Refugee by Alan Gratz are PW Best Books of 2017.
Two short films based on Jacqueline Ogburn's picture books Scarlett Angelina Wolverton-Manning and The Bakeshop Ghost will be featured at the Louisville International Film Festival. Click on the images for info.
Scholastic Scope Magazine's September issue features Eleanora E. Tate's story Into the Storm, a version of an original short story Big Things Come in Small Packages from her story collection Don't Split the Pole: Tales of Down-Home Folk Wisdom. (Story art: Shane Rebenschied)
WINC grieves the passing of WINC emerita Luli Gray on August 16.
Alan Gratz and his newest book Refugee are featured in the Horn Book's September Talks with Roger and in related August articles in the New York Times Books section here and here. Also, check out Alan's post about his other new book, Ban This Book, on John Scalzi's blog.
Monika Schröder's Be Light Like a Bird and Alan Gratz's Projekt 1065 are nominees for the NC School Library Media Association Youth Book Award 2017-2018.
Barbara O'Connor's, Wish, has won the SCBWI 2017 Crystal Kite Award for the SouthEast Division.
Carole Weatherford's Freedom in Congo Square, illustrated by
R. Gregory Christie, has been named a 2017 Caldecott Honor Book as well as a 2017 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book.
Weatherford and Freedom in Congo Square also won the 2017 Charlotte Zolotow Award. She is the twentieth winner of this annual award, given for outstanding
writing in a picture book. The award is given by the Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC) in Madison, Wisconsin.
Many of us were proud signatories of this Declaration against bigotry and in support of children and literature created by WINC members Kelly Starling Lyons, Tameka Fryer Brown, and the other inspiring authors at The Brown Bookshelf, noted on HuffPost and in The Guardian and in SLJ, among others. The accompanying Illustration, below, is by Vanessa Brantley-Newton.
Alan Gratz's Projekt 1065, Megan Shepherd's The Secret Horses of Briar Hill, and Carole Weatherford's Freedom in Congo Square, illustrated by R. Gregory Christie, as well as You Can Fly: The Tuskegee Airmen, illustrated by Jeffery Weatherford were named Kirkus Best Books of 2016.
Monika Schröder talks with Horn Book editor-in-chief Roger Sutton and to SLJ, here, about her new book Be Light Like a Bird.
The exhibition Patchwork North America: Paintings by Virginia Wright-Frierson has been extended to September 11, 2016 at the Cameron Art Museum in Wilmington, NC.
WINC authors Kelly Starling Lyons (r), Barbara O'Connor and Monika Schröder (l/c, l/r) at ALA 2016 Orlando.
Carole Weatherford's Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hammer, Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement, illus. by Ekua Holmes, won a 2016 Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Award in the nonfiction category.
Carole Weatherford's Sugar Hill: Harlems Historic Neighborhood, illus. by R Gregory Christie, won the Arnold Adoff Honor Poetry Award, given at the Virginia Hamilton Conference on Multicultural Literature at Kent State.
Alan Gratz's Prisoner B-3087 received the 2016 Tennessee Volunteer State Book Award in the Middle School category.
A film of Carrie Ryan's The Forest of Hands and Teeth starring Game of Thrones' star Maisie Williams is set to begin shooting in Romania in 2017.
J.J. Johnson's Believarexic and Alan Gratz's Code of Honor made the 2016 ILA Young Adult's Choices Reading List. Believarexic has also been nominated for The Keystone to Reading Readers' Choice Award.
Prix Farniente has announced that J.J. Johnson's book Cette fille est différente (This Girl is Different) won for 2016 in the 17 years and up category.
Many WINC members signed an Open Letter to NC Governor McCrory and the NC General Assembly calling for the immediate repeal of NC HB2. That letter was featured in Shelf Awareness and mentioned in a New York Times op ed.
Alan Gratz's Prisoner B-3087 won the South Carolina 2015-16 Junior Book Award.
Carole Weatherford's Gordon Parks, How the Photographer Captured Black and White America, illustrated by Jamie Christoph won the 2016 NAACP Image Award in the Outstanding Literary Work - Children category.
Julie Fortenberry's Sadie and Ori and the Blue Blanket, written by Jamie Korngold, was named a 2016 Sydney Taylor Notable Book for Young Readers.
Trifecta! Carole Weatherford's Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hammer, Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement, illustrated by Ekua Holmes was awarded a 2016 Caldecott Honor Medal, a 2016 Sibert Honor Award, and the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award for illustrator Ekua Holmes.
A number of WINC authors with new or upcoming titles can be found on The Society for Children's Book Writers and Illustrator's Book Launch Party. Check out Alan Gratz, Kelly Starling Lyons, and Joan Holub's pages on the SCBWI site.
Carole Weatherford's Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hammer, Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement, illustrated by Ekua Holmes, has received a Parent's Choice Gold Award.
Wake County Public Libraries and the North Carolina Museum of History will honor WINC's Eleanora E. Tate with a series of programs on her work. This year marks milestone anniversaries for three of her acclaimed titles: African American Musicians turned 15. Thank You, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. turned 25. Just An Overnight Guest turned 35.
WINC welcomes new members Derrick Barnes and Megan Bryant.
WINC was well represented at SIBA this year. Carrie Ryan joined the pictured Alan Gratz, J. J. Johnson, and Joan Holub.
WINC welcomes new member Barbara O'Connor.
Sheila Turnage's third Mo & Dale Mystery, The Odds of Getting Even, has two starred reviews (so far) from Kirkus and Booklist and a glowing thumbs up from SLJ. It's a Junior Library Guild Selection and a Scholastic Book Club book. The first in the series, Three Times Lucky, was a Newbery Honor book in 2013.
Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams has been cast to star in a movie adaptation of Carrie Ryan's Forest of Hands and Teeth.
Alan Gratz's The League of Seven is the winner of the 2015 SIBA Young Adult Book Award.
Carole Weatherford and Vanessa Brantley-Newton discussed "the importance of diverse characters and subjects, how to use books to talk with children about difficult social issues and the real gatekeeping and institutional challenges African Americans face in publishing" on PBS Video.
Highlights Hello magazine has honored Vanessa Brantley-Newton for her December 2014 issue cover illustration, which was named Cover of the Year by the editorial, art and production staff.
Eileen Heyes graduated from NCSU with a master's in English, with a concentration in British and American literature.
Illustrator Vanessa Brantley-Newton's The Hula-Hoopin' Queen, written by Thelma Lynne Godin, was named a Highly Commended title by the 2015 Charlotte Zolotow Committee.
WINC mourns the loss of our colleague Bonnie Christensen on January 12: Mahnaz Dar's obituary in School Library Journal.
Carole Weatherford's Leontyne Price: Voice of a Century, illustrated by Raúl Colón, has (so far) earned four starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal, Booklinks, and Shelf Awareness.
Read the latest 2014-2015 news about WINC's Joan Holub on her new WINC page.
Watch Allan Wolf's entertaining Poetry Palooza Promo here or on his WINC Page.
Clay Carmichael's Wild Things was published in Italian as Creature Selvatiche by San Paolo.
WINC-member Bank Street College Best Children's Books/2014: Dig, Scoop, Ka-boom! by Joan Holub , illus. by David Gordon; Mister and Lady Day: Billie Holiday and the Dog Who Loved Her by Amy Novesky, illus. by Vanessa Brantley-Newton and We Shall Overcome: The Story of a Song by Debbie Levy, illus. by Vanessa Brantley-Newton; My Cold Plum Lemon Pie Bluesy Mood by Tameka Fryer Brown, illus. by Shane W. Evans; Prisoner B-3087 by Alan Gratz; and Brother, Brother by Clay Carmichael.
We Shall Overcome: The Story of a Song written by Debbie Levy and illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton has won a 2014 Jane Addams Children's Book Honor Award in the Books for Younger Children category.
WINC welcomes new members Megan Shepherd and Julie Fortenberry. Megan Shepherd's The Madman's Daughter won the 2014 NCSLMA YA Book Award.
Kelly Starling Lyons Hope's Gift, illustrated by Don Tate, and her Tea Cakes for Tosh, illustrated by Earl B. Lewis, have won 2014 Storytelling World Resource Awards.
Tameka Fryer Brown and Vanessa Brantley-Newton reading at Quail Ridge Books on 2/18/14.
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New & Upcoming Books, CDs & Publications
Ty's Travels: Beach Day by Kelly Starling Lyons, illus. by Nina Mata
Jada Jones, Sky Watcher by Kelly Starling Lyons, illus. by Nneka Myers and Vanessa Brantley-Newton
Joy Lives in You by Kelly Starling Lyons, included in the anthology, Recognize: Black Lives Matter.
Equal by Joyce Moyer Hostetter
Halfway to Harmony, by Barbara O'Connor
No Buddy Like a Book by Allan Wolf, illustrated by Brianne Farley
Dreams for a Daughter by Carole Weatherford, illus. by Brian Pinkney
Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre by Carole Weatherford, illus. by Floyd Cooper
Mars: Earthlings Welcome by Stacy McAnulty and Stevie Lewis
A Small Kindness by Stacy McAnulty and Wendy Leach
Ground Zero by Alan Gratz
Mighty Moms by Joan Holub, illus. by Joyce Wan
This Little Environmentalist by Joan Holub, illus. by Daniel Roode
I am the Shark by Joan Holub, illus. by Laurie Keller
Persephone and the Evil King: Little Goddess Girls #6 by Joan Holub, illus. by Suzanne Williams
What's in Unicorn's Backpack? by Joan Holub, illus. by Alyssa Nassner
What's in Dragon's Backpack? by Joan Holub, illus. by Christopher Lee
Li'l Rabbit's Kwanzaa (paper) by Donna Washington, illus. by Shane W. Evans
Dream Builder by Kelly Starling Lyons, illus. by Laura Freeman
Ty's Travels: Zip, Zoom! by Kelly Starling Lyons illus. by Nina Mata
Brown Baby Lullaby by Tameka Fryer Brown, illus. by A. G. Ford
Just Like Me by Vanessa Brantley-Newton
Mama's Work Shoes by Caron Levis and illus. by Vanessa Brantley-Newton
Box by Carole Weatherford, illus. by Michele Wood
By and By by Carole Weatherford, illus. by Bryan Collier
Rebel in the Library of Ever by Zeno Alexander
The Class by Francis O'Roark Dowell
I Am Every Good Thing by Derrick Barnes and Gordon C. James
Persephone the Grateful by Joan Holub, illus. by Suzanne Williams
Millionaires for the Month by Stacy McAnulty
Max Explains Everything: Puppy Expert by Stacy McAnulty and Deborah Hocking
Oceans! Waves for All by Stacy McAnulty and David Litchfield
My Vote, My President, My Supreme Court and My Congress by Megan Bryant and Daniel Prosterman, et al.
The Snow Fell Three Graves Deep by Allan Wolf
Going Down Home with Daddy by Kelly Starling Lyons, illus. by Daniel Minter
Jada Jones, Sleepover Scientist by Kelly Starling Lyons, illus. by Nneka Myers and Vanessa Brantley-Newton
Sing a Song by Kelly Starling Lyons, illus. by Keith Mallett
Chairs in the Trees by Donna Washington
Walking in Ancient Wisdom by Donna Washington
One Week of You by Lisa Williams Kline
The King of Kindergarten by Derrick Barnes, illus. by Vanessa Brantley-Newton
Let 'Er Buck by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson, illustrated by Gordon C. James
The Day the Universe Exploded My Head: Poems to Take You into Space and Back Again by Allan Wolf
Allan Wolf in Poetry Collections: The Proper Way to Meet a Hedgehog and Other How-To Poems, Paul B. Janeczko, Ed. and The Poetry of US: More than 200 poems that celebrate the people, places, and passions of the United States, J. Patrick Lewis, Ed.
Allies by Alan Gratz
The Roots of Rap by Carole Weatherford, illus. by Frank Morrison
Sam the Man and the Cell Phone Plan by Francis O'Roark Dowell; Amy June Bates, illus.
Midnight Beauties by Megan Shepherd
Bid My Soul Farewell by Beth Revis
We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices, ed. Wade Hudson & Cheryl Willis Hudson, with many contributors including WINC authors Tameka Fryer Brown, Vanessa Brantley-Newton, Kelly Starling Lyons, Eleanora E. Tate, Carole Weatherford
Sleighbear by Virginia Wright-Frierson (app format)
Sam the Man and the Dragon Van Plan by Francis O'Roark Dowell
Sam the Man & the Secret Detective Club Plan by Francis O'Roark Dowell; Amy June Bates, illus.
A Girl Named Misty by Kelly Starling Lyons, illus. by Melissa Manwill
Thunder Girls/Sif and the Dwarfs' Treasures by Joan Holub, illus. by Suzanne Williams
Grim Lovelies by Megan Shepherd
Wonderland, by Barbara O'Connor
Drive by Joyce Moyer Hostetter
Grandma's Purse by Vanessa Brantley-Newton
The Law of Finders Keepers by Sheila Turnage
Be a King: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Dream and You, by Carole Weatherford, illus. by James E. Ransome
How Sweet the Sound: The Story of Amazing Grace, by Carole Weatherford, illus. by Frank Morrison
Glow by Megan Bryant
In Your Hands, by Carole Weatherford, illus. by Brian Pinkney
Schomburg, by Carole Weatherford, illus. by Eric Velasquez
The Legendary Miss Lena Horne, by Carole Weatherford, art by E. Zunon
Dorothea Lange, by Carole Weatherford, pictures by Sarah Green
Uncanny by David Macinnis Gill
Refugee by Alan Gratz
Ban This Book by Alan Gratz
Who Killed Christopher Goodman? by Allan Wolf
Unicorn in the Barn by Jacqueline Ogburn, illustrated by Rebecca Green
Bear at the Beach and Other Adventures by Clay Carmichael
Jada Jones, Rock Star and Jada Jones, Class Act by Kelly Starling Lyons, illus. by Vanessa Brantley-Newton
Nyx the Mysterious by Joan Holub, illus. by Suzanne Williams
Vampoodle by Joan Holub, illus. by Tim Bowers
Tool School by Joan Holub, illus. by James Dean
This Little Trailblazer by Joan Holub, illus. by Daniel Roode
Medea the Enchantress by Joan Holub, illus. by Suzanne Williams
The Youngest Marcher by C. Levinson, illus. by V. Brantley-Newton
Like Vanessa, by Tami Charles, illus. by Vanessa Brantley-Newton
Early Sunday Morning by Denene Millner, illus. by V. Brantley-Newton
A Night Out with Mama, by Quvenzhané Wallis, illus. by V. Brantley-Newton
Lord of Monsters by John Claude Bemis
Sam the Man and the Rutabaga Plan by Francis O'Roark Dowell
Shadows of the Lost Sun by Carrie Ryan and John Park Davis
Star Wars Rebel Rising by Beth Revis
Paper Hearts Workbook by Beth Revis
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall 2016
Mary Had a Little Glam by Tammi Sauer, illus. by Vanessa Brantley-Newton
Calliope the Muse by Joan Holub, illustrated by Suzanne Williams
Pallas the Pal by Joan Holub, illustrated by Suzanne Williams
The Secret Horses of Briar Hill by Megan Shepherd
The Hunt by Megan Shepherd
Aim by Joyce Moyer Hostetter
Be Light Like a Bird by Monika Schröder
Wish, by Barbara O'Connor
Freedom in Congo Square, by Carole Weatherford, illustrated by R. Gregory Christie
The Language of Stars by Louise Hawes
Projekt 1065 by Alan Gratz
Monster War by Alan Gratz
Trouble on the Water by Francis O'Roark Dowell
Out of a Baton by John Claude Bemis
A World Without You by Beth Revis
One More Dino on the Floor by Kelly Starling Lyons
Dump Truck Duck by Megan Bryant
My Snow Globe by Megan Bryant
I Have Plans For You by A. Parker, illus. by Vanessa Brantley-Newton
The Odds of Getting Even by Sheila Turnage
Sara and Ori and the Blue Blanket by Jamie Korngold, illustrated by Julie Fortenberry
Believarexic by Jj Johnson
Daughter of Deep Silence by Carrie Ryan
City of Thirst by Carrie Ryan and John Park Davies
Code of Honor by Alan Gratz
A Cold Legacy by Megan Shepherd
Leontyne Price, by Carole Weatherford, illustrated by Raúl Colón
Gordon Parks, by Carole Weatherford, illustrated by Jamey Christoph
Voice of Freedom Fannie Lou Hamer, by Carole Weatherford, illustrated by Ekua Holmes
The Dragon Lantern by Alan Gratz, illustrated by Brett Helquist
Katie Fry Private Eye by Katherine Cox, illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton
The Cage by Megan Shepherd
Make a Wish, Midas! and Brush Your Hair, Medusa! by Joan Holub
Paper Hearts books on Writing, Publishing and Marketing by Beth Revis
The Map to Everywhere by Carrie Ryan and John Park Davies
Darkest Fear (Birthright) by Cate Tiernan
The Body Electric by Beth Revis
Hero of the Five Points by Alan Gratz
Phineas L. MacGuire Gets Cooking by Frances O'Roark Dowell
Hula-Hoopin' Queen by Thelma Lynne Godin, illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton
Mighty Dads (illustrated by James Dean), Be Patient, Pandora! Play Nice, Hercules! (illustrated by Leslie Patricelli), Athena the Proud, Iris the Colorful, Aphrodite the Fair and What Was the Statue of Liberty?, among others, all by Joan Holub
Anybody Shining by Frances O'Roark Dowell
Things I'll Never Say by Louise Hawes and others
The Artist and the King by Julie Fortenberry
Her Dark Curiosity by Megan Shepherd
Ghosts of Tupelo Landing by Sheila Turnage
Sugar Hill, by Carole Weatherford and illustrated by Gregory Christie.
The League of Seven by Alan Gratz, illustrated by Brett Helquist
The Sound of Your Voice, Only Really Far Away by Frances O'Roark Dowell
A Tureen of Tales by Donna Washington
AFRICA by Carole Boston Weatherford and designed by Jeffery Weatherford
Shades of Earth by Beth Revis
Shadow on the Sun by David Macinnis Gill
Rising Sun by David Macinnis Gill (ebook only)
Prisoner B-3087 by Alan Gratz, Jack Gruner and Ruth Gruner
Mister and Lady Day by Amy Novesky, illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton
We Shall Overcome by Debbie Levy, illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton
What Was the First Thanksgiving? by Joan Holub
What Was the Gold Rush? by Joan Holub, illustrated by Tim Tomkinson
Goddess Girls/Pheme the Gossip by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams
Goddess Girls/Persephone the Daring by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams
Heroes In Training/Hades and the Helm of Darkness
by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams, illustrated by Craig Phillips
Heroes In Training/Hyperion and the Great Balls of Fire by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams, illustrated by Craig Phillips
Blue Autumn and Winter's Tide by Lisa Williams Kline
The Watch That Ends the Night (paper) by Allan Wolf
Snapshot Poetry Writing: 20 High Impact Clinics that Help Students Read, Write and Think Across the Curriculum by Holbrook, Salinger, Luedeke; with poems by Allan Wolf
Brother, Brother by Clay Carmichael
Flora and the Runaway Rooster by John Claude Bemis (for Heifer International)