Four Upcoming Children's Books

We’ve finished our seventh summer of writing workshops with the teen tutors of Reach to create four new children's books. These students were excited to create stories that will inspire and educate the young people they tutor and throughout their community. They spent four weeks writing with the help of our story coaches, brought their characters to life with up and coming illustrators, and learned what it takes to create a children's book. Now that the authors have finished writing, our illustrators are working on bringing their stories to life! Books launch in November and we can't wait. We couldn’t keep these exciting new stories to ourselves, so here’s a sneak peek at this exciting new batch of books:

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Meg Medina Writes New Foreword for "Voces Sin Fronteras"

We are so excited that award-winning young adult, middle grade, and picture book author Meg Medina has written a new foreword for Voces Sin Fronteras: Our Stories, Our Truth! Voces is a graphic memoir collection by LAYC’s Latino Youth Leadership Council, a passionate group of young people dedicated to social justice in their community. We’ll be releasing the new edition soon, so stay tuned!

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New Partner: Next Wave Muslim Initiative

Great news! Shout Mouse Press is partnering with Next Wave Muslim Initiative (NWMI) to produce a book project by Muslim youth. The workshops will result in an original novel, inspired by youth observations and experiences, that confronts anti-Muslim discrimination and explores multiple perspectives of American Muslims. The project, which begins this summer, will be co-led by award-winning novelist Hena Khan.

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