"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 touching tale of understanding and friendship . . . The message of education as a vehicle for progress and dismantling hatred is one that will strike a chord with readers.” — Kirkus Reviews
Liz Garton Scanlon’s magical collaboration with Beach Lane Books continues! I can’t overstate what a pleasure it is when a client sends a new project, we dig in together and make it more wholly itself, send it to an editor already wanting to work with the client again, and have an offer within an hour or two. I mean, magic, right?
In this case, that magic was followed by a long pause as a just-right illustrator was wooed to the project. And so I am happy to share that Liz’s WOULD YOU COME TOO? will be illustrated by the divine Diana Sudyka (who recently did the illustrations for EMLA author Hayley Barrett’s WHAT MISS MITCHELL SAW) and published in spring 2022 by Andrea Welch at Beach Lane.
WOULD YOU COME TOO? is a celebration of imaginative children exploring the wonders of the natural world together. What could be better?!?
Ooh, it’s hard to wait for spring 2022!