April 2021 New Releases

Fantastic Worlds: Impossible Places by Various YA Authors (Random House)
We Need Diverse Books™ (WNDB), a grassroots organization dedicated to advocating for and supporting marginalized narratives, will publish its second young adult anthology with Random House Children’s Books, this collection focusing on fantasy and science fiction. Phoebe Yeh, VP/Publisher of Crown Books for Young Readers, acquired world rights to the anthology from Barry Goldblatt of Barry Goldblatt Literary, and the collection will be edited by Dhonielle Clayton, Chief Operations Officer of We Need Diverse Books.

The Nature of Witches by Rachel Griffin (Sourcebooks Fire)
Annie Berger at Sourcebooks Fire has acquired Rachel Griffin's debut YA, The Nature of Witches. Set in a world where witches have long maintained the climate but are now losing control, Clara Densmore, an Everwitch whose magic is tied to all four seasons, is the world's only hope—despite a curse that could cost her everything. Publication is scheduled for spring 2021; Elana Roth Parker at Laura Dail Literary Agency brokered the two-book deal for world English rights. 

It's a Kind of Cheesy Love Story by Lauren Morrill (FSG) 
A Pizza Rom-Com.  

April 13th 
Macmillan/Imprint has acquired The Backups, a YA graphic novel by Alex de Campi, illustrated by Lara Kane. Jenni, Lauren, and Maggie are three talented teens from a big-city performing arts high school, who get dream summer jobs as backup singers in pop star Nika Nitro's giant tour. When Jenni starts to realize that her crush on Nika's boyfriend and bandmate might be mutual, and that the all-girl indie-metal band that is touring with them might have it in for her, things get complicated.

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