New Native Imprint

Cynthia Leitich Smith named author-curator of Heartdrum at Harper

MG Short Story

Writing "Girl's Best Friend," led Cyn to adopt a real-life shelter dog

AIYLA Winner

American Indian Youth Literature (YA) Award; Paperback Avail. April 14

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Cynsational News

By Cynthia Leitich Smith, Gail Vannelli, Gayleen Rabukukk, and Stephani Eaton for Cynsations

Author/Illustrator Insights

Day 9: Tonya Engel by Don Tate from The Brown Bookstore. Peek: “[Becoming a professional black female artist]…began when I had the opportunity to work in an art supply store….I was able to explore all of the mediums and materials available.

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