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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By Cynthia Leitich SmithGail VannelliGayleen Rabukukk, and Stephani Eaton for Cynsations

Author/Illustrator Insights

Ghostober S2 E4: Ellen Oh & Staring at Your Inbox by Claribel Ortega from Write or Die Podcast. Peek: “Being a writer can be so lonely….I didn’t know at the time there was a [writing] community. It took me while to find that community but once I did…everything became easier…Having a sense of community makes the hard easier…That can be the difference from those who give up and those who still try.”

Reading YA Books May Increase Empathy and Integrity by Kelly Jensen from Book Riot.

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