Assistant director of the Yale Center of Emotional Intelligence Dena Nicole Simmons's WHITE RULES FOR BLACK PEOPLE, portraying the impostor syndrome and pressure to conform to white spaces that children of color face and rewriting the rules to achieve equity for all, based on her viral TED Talk and experience moving from her native Bronx to a Connecticut boarding school, attending an Ivy League college and attaining successes that came at the cost of living authentically, to Kara Rota at St. Martins, at auction, for publication in 2021.
John Doe and Tom DeSavia's MORE FUN IN THE NEW WORLD, picking up where their LA Times bestselling book and Grammy-nominated audio book UNDER THE BIG BLACK SUN left off, covering the pinnacle of L.A.'s punk rock movement, eventual splintering into sub-genres, and lasting influence on mainstream pop and other art forms, to Louise Quayle at Penguin Random House Audio for publication in June 2019.
Author of I WISH MY TEACHER KNEW and third grade teacher Kyle Schwartz's I WISH FOR CHANGE, which offers encouragement, advice and examples for educators and families to empower children as young as kindergartners to create positive change in the world, to Dan Ambrosio at Da Capo Lifelong Books, for publication in spring 2019.
TED Residents Winona Guo and Priya Vulchi's RACE ACROSS 50 STATES, portraying through photos and text their journey after graduating from high school, when they deferred college to travel across America to talk to young people about race, concluding that race cannot be separated from other identities such as social class and sexual orientation and that every person has a story that advances our understanding of each other, to Sara Carder at Tarcher Perigee (PRH), at auction, for publication in 2019,
Reverend Sharon Risher's OH, WHAT A DAY IT WILL BE, her story of grief, recovery, ongoing forgiveness and enduring faith in the aftermath of the shooting at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Church, known as Mother Emanuel, that killed her mother and two cousins, to Chalice Press for publication in 2019.
Journalist Abigail Pesta's THE TEAM, about the scandal that devastated the gymnastics world and the tight-knit Michigan community where a group of brave young women found their voice and came together to bring down serial predator Larry Nassar, to Stephanie Knapp at Seal Press (Hachette) for publication in 2019. Read about the deal in Publishers Weekly.
Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Daniel Golden's recently-published expose SPY SCHOOLS: How the CIA, FBI, and Foreign Intelligence Secretly Exploit America's Universities, about the front line of espionage that has moved into academia, snaring professors, students and administrators in the U.S. and abroad, to CBS Television Studios with Scott Free producing, by Joseph Veltre at the Gersh Agency on behalf of Lynn Johnston of Lynn Johnston Literary.
John Doe with Tom DeSavia's MORE FUN IN THE NEW WORLD, which picks up where their first book, the LA Times bestseller Under the Big Black Sun left off to portray the dizzying pinnacle of LA's punk rock movement in the early to mid-1980s when the music permeated suburbia in the shadow of Reagan's America, to Ben Schafer at Da Capo (Hachette), for publication in Spring 2019.
New Yorker contributor Jennie Erin Smith's THE VALLEY OF FORGETTING, the story of the world's largest cluster of early-onset Alzheimer's patients, from an isolated hillside community near Medellin, Colombia, the result of a genetic mutation that traces back to a single conquistador - and the extraordinary ongoing research there that could lead to a new treatment for the disease, to Cal Morgan at Riverhead (PRH), in a pre-empt.
Japanese rights to Daniel Golden's SPY SCHOOLS, to Hara Shobo by Japan Uni on behalf of Sandy Hodgman at Hodgman Literary for Lynn Johnston Literary.
Japanese rights to Leanne Jacobs's BEAUTIFUL MONEY, to Discovery 21, by Japan Uni on behalf of Sandy Hodgman at Hodgman Literary for Lynn Johnston Literary.
Korean rights to Leanne Jacobs's BEAUTIFUL MONEY: The 4-Week Total Makeover, to Axia, by Duran Kim at Duran Kim Agency on behalf of Sandy Hodgman at Hodgman Literary in association with Lynn Johnston Literary.
Robotics Design Consultant and Lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania Carla Diana and Executive Director of Stanford University's Center for Design Research Wendy Ju's THE SOCIAL LIVES OF PRODUCTS, about what the humanization of consumer products means for product designers, product managers, marketers, executives and entrepreneurs, recognizing that as smart objects become more ubiquitous, their personalities will distinguish which we gladly invite into our homes and which we'd rather leave in stores, to Jeff Kehoe at Harvard Business Review Press for publication in Spring 2019.
French rights to Leanne Jacobs's BEAUTIFUL MONEY, to l'Homme by Anna Jorota Agency, on behalf of Sandy Hodgman at Hodgman Literary for Lynn Johnston Literary.
Founder and editor of the NY Times Well Blog Tara Parker-Pope's UNTITLED BOOK, about the uses of the latest research to cut through the massive confusion over food and diet to show the best way to eat, to Caroline Sutton at Hudson Street Press (PRH).
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