No Doom and Gloom Here

Congratulations to our very own, Varian Johnson. Per Publisher’s Weekly:

Children’s Young Adult: Varian Johnson’s UNTITLED companion novel to the forthcoming SAVING MADDIE, again to Stephanie Elliott at Delacorte, by Sara Crowe at Harvey Klinger, NA

That calls for a Woo and a Hoo! Despite rumors of publishing’s imminent demise, books continue to be acquired. A fact that’s apparently not quite as sexy as the headline, “Books Gone The Way Of The Dinosaurs.”

I’m excited at the acquisition of any children’s book, but would be lying if I didn’t say I get an extra kick of joy when a brown author sells one. Add another brick on the stat pile – 1 brown book acquired. Only eighty-three to go to beat the 2008 numbers of kiddie lit by African American authors (CCBC Choices).

Note, I hope it ends up being a whole lot more than 83!

Meanwhile, don’t forget, Varian’s, Saving Maddie hits stores January 2010.


5 Responses to No Doom and Gloom Here

  1. Emily says:

    So exciting! Varian rocks, and I can’t wait to read Saving Maddie!

  2. tanita says:

    CONGRATULATIONS! I am so excited — the book’s not even out yet, and on faith, they’ve bought the sequel. WAY TO GO VARIAN!

  3. elliottzetta says:

    Hurray! Congrats to Varian!!

  4. Hooray, Varian! So proud of you. Keep up the GREAT work!!!

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