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Writing in Color: The Lessons We’ve Learned
McElderry Books, Summer 2023
Writing in Color: The Lessons We’ve Learned

Karen Wojtyla at McElderry Books has acquired Nafiza Azad (l.) and Melody Simpson’s Writing in Color: The Lessons We’ve Learned. The YA anthology will feature essays from BIPOC children’s authors reflecting on craft and the lessons learned over the course of their literary careers, with contributions from Julie C. Dao, Joan He, Kosoko Jackson, Adiba Jaigirdar, Darcie Little Badger, Yamile Mendez, Axie Oh, Laura Pohl, Cindy Pon, Karuna Riazi, Gail D. Villanueva, Julian Winters, and Kat Zhang, among others. Publication is set for summer 2023; Katelyn Detweiler at Jill Grinberg Literary Management and JL Stermer at Next Level Lit did the deal for North American rights for Azad and Simpson respectively.


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