Wichita Nation author Kim Rogers grew up with few books that reflected her own upbringing. As a result, she turned to writing in order to express herself and her identity. I’m so proud to announce her debut picture book for all readers, but particularly for the reader who needs to see themselves in her book. May all their dreams come true!
Cynthia Leitich Smith and Rosemary Brosnan at Heartdrum/HarperCollins have acquired JUST LIKE GRANDMA by debut author Kim Rogers (Wichita), illustrated by Julie Flett (Cree-Métis), a lyrical picture book about a contemporary Wichita girl who wants to be just like her grandma. Publication is slated for Winter 2023. Tricia Lawrence at Erin Murphy Literary sold North American rights on behalf of the author; Steven Malk at Writers House represented the illustrator.
Congratulations, Kim, on your debut deal! We’re just getting started!