Throwback Thursday: Gene Luen Yang on Writing & Teaching

Congratulations to Gene Luen Yang, winner of the 2023 NSK Neustadt Prize for Children’s and Young Adult Literature. He is the first graphic novelist to win the prestigious prize!

Take a look back at Gene’s 2018 Cynsations interview with fellow NSK Neustadt Prize winner, Cynthia Leitich Smith.

Author-Teacher Interview: Gene Luen Yang on Writing,

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Throwback Thursday: Mari Mancusi on Kids Kids Don’t Read Like They Used To…And That’s a Good Thing

Congratulations to Mari Mancusi on her newest book, New Dragon City (Little, Brown BYR, 2022)!

From the publisher’s description:

No one predicted the dragon apocalypse. The dragons came suddenly and decimated the world as we knew it, including New York City. Now, three years later, Noah, his hardcore survivalist father,

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Throwback Thursday: Guest Post: Tom Angleberger on Children’s Literature as a Team Sport

Congratulations to Tom Angleberger on the publication of his new graphic novel, Two-Headed Chicken (Candlewick, Sept. 6, 2022).

Take a look back at his reflection on Children’s Literature as a Team Sport. It first appeared on Cynsations in February 2020.

By Tom Angleberger

I’m coming up on the 10th anniversary of Origami Yoda (Amulet,

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