Allison Hunter Hill at Page Street Kids has acquired world rights to "Hair", a picture book by M.L. Marroquin (l.), illustrated by
Tonya Engel, in which a girl celebrates her natural hair in verse. Publication is scheduled for fall 2020; the author represented
herself, and Gail Gaynin at Morgan Gaynin represents the illustrator.
"Rhythmic words render a rich snapshot of Maya Angelou’s remarkable rise from a little girl riding a train to an uncertain destiny in Stamps,
Ark., to a revered poet invoking words to welcome a new president in Washington, D.C...." —Publishers Weekly
Maya Angelou's "remarkable rise" is brought to stunning life with the release of Rise!: From Caged Bird to Poet of the People, Maya Angelou by
Bethany Hegedus, illustrated by Tonya Engel, and published by Lee & Low Books.
"In Engel’s colorful paintings, strong women are rooted like trees, injustices are weighed in scales, and words soar and fly, representing the
magical realities, emotional expressiveness, and deep resonance of Angelou’s poetic vision..." —Publishers Weekly