By Cynthia Leitich Smith, Gayleen Rabakukk, Stephani Eaton, Suma Subramaniam, Bree Bender, and Gail Vannelli for Cynsations
Thank you to everyone who joined us over the 2020-2021 academic year!
We dearly appreciate the authors, illustrators, gatekeepers and industry pros who shared their insights and inspirations. We’re so grateful to our readers, signal boosters, and of course our wonderful reporters— Carol Coven Grannick, Kim Rogers, Rebecca Kirshenbaum, Elisabeth Norton, and Linda Joy Singleton.
We send out extra love and appreciation to all the teachers, librarians, booksellers, writers, parents, industry professionals who’ve navigated a hard year, some of them suffering loss, all of them working for hope, kids and a brighter future with books for young readers.
At this time, Cynsations is officially going on summer hiatus until after Labor Day weekend. Behind the scenes, we will be working on future posts to be ready for our return.
Please keep up with Cynthia at Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn. Check out her 2021 new releases Ancestor Approved: Intertribal Stories for Kids and Sisters of the Neversea (both Heartdrum). Follow Gayleen, Stephani, Suma, Bree, and Gail on Twitter. Bookmark this page for the latest news on the Heartdrum imprint at HarperKids.
Take care, stay safe, and enjoy your summer reading!