"Braden sensitively demonstrates how isolating it can be to live with people who, despite good intentions, force their children to fulfill expectations that run counter to their own senses of self. . . . All the characters find ways to encourage each other, be less alone, and connect.”—Booklist, starred review
"A book to be read over and over for its intriguing story, illustrations, and captions." —School Library Journal, starred review
Sometimes, you're having a regular old day and the phone rings and it's an offer on a manuscript you sent out to editors. Other times, you're having a busy day of meetings in New York and the phone rings, and you stand in the lobby of the Flatiron Building as an editor describes a project she wants one of your clients to write. And sometimes—no, make that RARELY—that project has a huge name attached to it.
Thus do we come to the announcement of Phil Bildner's forthcoming picture book, DEREK JETER PRESENTS: NIGHT AT THE STADIUM, which will be published under the auspices of Jeter Publishing, with Fiona Simpson of Aladdin/Simon & Schuster editing and debut illustrator Tom Booth providing art, in spring 2016. It's been a whirlwind, folks!
This is going to be one terrific addition to Phil's roster of sports-related titles. And now that the contracts are signed, both Phil and I are proud owners of a Derek Jeter autograph!