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Flyaway Books Offers a Fresh, Diverse Voice in Children’s Publishing(February 14, 2018)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (PRWEB) February 14, 2018
Flyaway Books, a sister imprint of Westminster John Knox Press, is now live. Flyaway Books offers titles that carry themes of diversity, inclusion, self-esteem, kindness, compassion, and care for our world. Many of the books in the new program will help children understand today's most pressing social issues and the titles are intentionally multicultural in their artwork and characters.
Several children's books recently released under the acclaimed Westminster John Knox Press imprint will join the new program, including Who Counts? 100 Sheep, 10 Coins, and 2 Sons by Amy-Jill Levine and Sandy Eisenberg Sasso, which was a 2017 Junior Library Guild Pick, and No One Else like You by Siska Goeminne, which was featured in The New York Times Sunday Book Review. The first two books to carry the new Flyaway Books logo, Simon and the Big, Bad, Angry Beasts by Ian De Haes and The Marvelous Mustard Seed by Amy-Jill Levine and Sandy Eisenberg Sasso, will be available May 2018.
Future authors for Flyaway Books include children's book legend Katherine Paterson, bestselling children's book authors Sandy Eisenberg Sasso and Kathy Bostrom, renowned preacher and author Barbara Brown Taylor, noted New Testament scholar Amy-Jill Levine, the African Methodist Episcopal Church pastor and activist Michael Waters, and author and illustrator Katie Yamasaki.
“In children's literature there has been, for years, a noticeable lack of books that represent the diversity of our society. Flyaway Books answers this need with high-quality picture books that allow all children to see themselves within the pages," said David Dobson, Editorial Director of Flyaway Books. “We believe our books will help children become kinder and more caring as they build the foundation for how they view themselves and their place in the world."
Flyaway Books is a new children's book program dedicated to creating books that will inspire the next generation to fly. Books featured in the program carry themes of diversity, inclusion, self- esteem, kindness, compassion, and care for our world, and the titles are intentionally multicultural in their artwork and characters. Visit http://www.flyawaybooks.com for more information.
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