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Cory McCarthy

Cory McCarthy (he/they) is the award-winning author of numerous bestselling and award winning books for young readers, including Hope Is an Arrow, about fellow Arab American Kahlil Gibran, and Man o' War, a Stonewall Honor Book. He also contributed to the Michael L. Printz Award winning anthology The Collectors: Stories. Cory studied poetry and screenwriting before falling in love with writing for young adults at Vermont College of Fine Arts, where he now teaches.


Summer Preview: Pride 2023

Pride is coming up in June! In a year when there’s been an explosion of anti-LGBTQ+ bills and legislation, book bans targeting LGBTQ+ books, and online misinformation campaigns against the queer community, celebrating Pride in 2023 is critical. This year, celebrate and educate with books. Explore queer history with The Stonewall Reader and Transgender Warriors. Give

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Welcome to Arab Stories

Celebrate Arab American history and culture this April and every day of the year with books! From children’s books to graphic novels, cookbooks, essays, poetry and more, Arab American authors tell their own stories in their own words on our Arab American Heritage Month title list. See some of our favorites below, including charmingly-illustrated children’s

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Trans Stories / Trans Voices

The International Trans Day of Visibility, coming up on March 31, is a time to honor the accomplishments of trans and gender non-conforming people as well as to raise awareness about continuing struggles for equality. To be visible is to be seen, to be heard, and to be able to represent your own experience authentically

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Congrats to Our ALA Award Winners!

We are privileged to publish so many incredible books for young readers that have been honored this year by the American Library Association! Congratulations to all of our authors and illustrators who continue to create outstanding work for children and teens. Explore some of our award-winning titles below, and see a full list of this

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