Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Mark this day... there's a Native Imprint from a Major Publisher!

Way back when I started graduate school in the mid 1990s, I wanted to see so much more being published by Native writers... and here, in 2019, is the very best news that I could hope for...

Congratulations to Cynthia Leitich Smith (Muscogee) for making it happen!

Thank you, to Rosemary Brosnan and HarperCollins, for your commitment to Heartdrum, to Cyn, and to Native writers and illustrators.

And thank you, Ellen Oh! 

And Rainey--the logo... perfect!

[This news was first published by Publishers Weekly.]


Beverly Slapin said...

All the hard work that we've done, together and separately, all these years--and the tears, and frustration, and joy--are finally bearing fruit. For Debbie and Jean and Doris, for the Heart Sisters, for all those who came before us and for our children and our children's children--this is a great day! YAY!

Carla said...

I second those emotions❣️

LibraryLady said...

Congratulations and thank you for the Native American, Indian imprint from a most wise publisher!