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Dear Friends,

Spring arrived early with the Bologna Book Fair. For those friends and colleagues who attended the fair, we're grateful for your enthusiastic response to our recent catalogues. More deals were done at this fair than ever before and auctions followed in April and May. For those who were unable to attend the fair, please check our spring catalogue and those of Orca Books and Islandport Press for our latest offerings. With summer around the corner, we're expecting a bumper crop of new work from our hard-working authors and illustrators--so please stay tuned!

As always, contact information is listed with each of the titles featured below. Please feel free to contact the corresponding agent if you have questions regarding specific titles.


Wishing you all the very best,

Deals
North American

World rights to  Rachel Poliquin 's picture book,
ANIMAL PUZZLES, and a second untitled picture book to Yasemin Ucar at Kids Can Press. Byron Eggenschwiler will illustrate. ANIMAL PUZZLES will publish in 2019. Contact:  amy@transatlanticagency.com

World rights to Erin Falligant's YOUR BODY BY THE NUMBERS to Carrie Sheely at Capstone. Contact: fiona@transatlanticagency.com

World English rights to THE CAMPAIGN by Tanya Lloyd Kyi in a two-book deal to Lynne Missen at Penguin Random  House Canada for publication under the Tundra imprint in 2018. Contact: amy@transatlanticagency.com


World English rights to GAMES' END by Natasha Deen to Stephanie Berrington at Great Plains Publications for publication in fall 2017. GAMES' END is the third book in the YA fantasy Guardian trilogy. Contact: amy@transatlanticagency.com

LARK TAKES A BOW  by  Natasha Deen  to Andrew Wooldridge and Liz Kemp at Orca Book Publishers for publication in 2018 in a deal for world rights. The latest title in the Lark Ba chapter book series. Contact:  amy@transatlanticagency.com

IN THE BUFF by Vicki Grant, world rights sold to Andrew Wooldridge at Orca books for their Currents series. Contact: fiona@transatlanticagency.com

Wallace Edwards Wallace Edwards' next picture book, THE MONSTER, has been sold to Diane Kerner at Scholastic Canada. Edwards is known for his ability to combine unexpected elements with unusually sophisticated art. True to form, THE MONSTER features a young rhinoceros who encounters an alien from a crashed spaceship in this story about finding unlikely friends. Contact: shaun@transatlanticagency.com
Foreign Rights  

Vicki Grant's new YA novel was a big hit at the Bologna Book Fair! In 36 QUESTIONS THAT CHANGED MY MIND ABOUT YOU, two strangers with heart-breaking secrets answer 36 questions to see if they can fall in love. Pitched as inspired by a "Modern Love" column in the New York Times. Territories sold are:

US - Running Press (Hachette)
France - Michel Lafon, at auction
Germany - Random House, at a major auction
UK - Hot Key (Bonnier/Zaffre), on a pre-empt
Italy - Mondadori, on a pre-empt
Spain - World Spanish rights to Planeta
Holland - Luitinhg-Sijthoff, at auction
Brazil - Record Galera, on a pre-empt
Indonesia - Gramedia PT, at auction
Korea - Frombooks, at auction
Turkey - Penguen, at auction
Israel - Yedioth
Bulgaria - Egmont

Film and TV rights handled by Dana Spector at Paradigm

French rights to SHORT FOR CHAMELEON by Vicki Grant (YA 12+) to Editions Milan. Contact: fiona@transatlanticagency.com

Korean rights to BEWARE THAT GIRL by Teresa Toten (YA 12+) to Golden Time. Contact: marie@transatlanticagency.com

Simplified Chinese rights to THE UNLIKELY HERO OF ROOM 13B by Teresa Toten (YA 12+) to Uniwisdom. Contact: marie@transatlanticagency.com

For Orca
Represented by Amy Tompkins, amy@transatlanticagency.com


Dutch rights to STEPPING STONES: A REFUGEE FAMILY'S JOURNEY by Magriet Ruurs and illustrated by Nizar Ali Badr (picture book 4-8) to Kok.

Turkish rights to STEPPING STONES: A REFUGEE FAMILY'S JOURNEY to Nesin Yayincilik A.S.

Greek rights to the JUST ENOUGH series by Dr. Jillian Roberts and illustrated by Cindy Revell (picture books 3-6) to Dioptra Publishing.

Korean rights to LET'S EAT: SUSTAINABLE FOOD FOR A HUNGRY PLANET by Kimberley Veness (nonfiction 9-12) to Green Frog.

Korean rights to WHAT MAKES US UNIQUE?: OUR FIRST TALK ABOUT DIVERSITY by Dr. Jillian Roberts and illustrated by Cindy Revell (picture book 3-6) from the Just Enough Series to CONKO.

Russian rights to CAN HENS GIVE MILK? by Betty Joan Stuchner and illustrated by Joe Weissmann (picture book 4-8) to Knizhniki.

Turkish rights to YOU CAN READ by Helaine Becker and illustrated by Mark Hoffmann (picture book 4-8) to Taze Kitap.

For Islandport
Represented by Amy Tompkins, amy@transatlanticagency.com

Korean rights to AZALEA, UNSCHOOLED by Liza Kleinman and illustrated by Brook Gideon (middle grade 9-12) to Arte.
Accolades, Awards and Notable Appearances
Jillian Manning, acquisition editor at Blink, and author Stephanie Morrill
At the January ALA Midwinter Meeting in Chicago, author Stephanie Morrill joined a panel to discuss trends in YA fiction. The audience was filled with enthusiastic librarians curious to learn about upcoming releases they could pass on to young readers back home. While Stephanie signed copies of her 1920's mystery title, THE LOST GIRL OF ASTOR STREET, fans had fun snapping pics in the jazz-age themed photo booth generously hosted by Stephanie's publisher, Blink Publishing. Contact: sandra@transatlanticagency.com


Read a fascinating Q&A with journalist Sarah Elton, whose nonfiction middle grade, MEATLESS?: A FRESH LOOK AT WHAT YOU EAT, tackles vegetarianism for kids! Contact: samantha@transatlanticagency.com



 
Congratulations to all of our represented books that are Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Books of the Year 2017: FORENSICS SQUAD UNLEASHED by Monique Polak; DIWALI: FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS by Rina Singh; MY HEART FILLS WITH HAPPINESS by Monique Gray Smith and illustrated by Julie Flett (outstanding merit); SPARE DOG PARTS by Alison Hughes and illustrated by Ashley Spires; STEPPING STONES: A REFUGEE FAMILY'S JOURNEY by Margriet Ruurs and illustrated by Nizar Ali Badr (outstanding merit); VROOM, ZOOM, BUD by Patricia Lakin and illustrated by Cale Atkinson; and WE SANG YOU HOME by Richard Van Camp and illustrated by Julie Flett
 

SHOOTER by Caroline Pignat won the 2017 Red Maple Fiction Award and was shortlisted for both the 2018 Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award and the 2017 Arthur Ellis Award for Excellence in Canadian Crime Writing in the category of Best Juvenile/YA Book.


MY HEART FILLS WITH HAPPINESS by Monique Gray Smith and illustrated by Julie Flett (board book 0-3) won the Christie Harris Illustrated Children's Literature Prize at the British Columbia (BC) Book Prizes.



Monique Polak was honoured for her contribution to children's literature in Quebec in English, marking the 10th anniversary of the Blue Metropolis Children's Literary Festival.

Kit Pearson's A DAY OF SIGNS AND WONDERS (9-12) was shortlisted for the Sheila A. Egoff Children's Literature Prize at the BC Book Prizes.

ALL THE DIRT by Katherine Ashenburg was shortlisted for the 2018 Red Cedar Nonfiction Award and the Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Award in the Nonfiction category.




BEWARE THAT GIRL by Teresa Toten was selected for the International Literacy Association's 2017 Young Adults' Choices award.

CARSON CROSSES CANADA by Linda Bailey and illustrated by Kass Reich is an official selection of Random House's Canada 150 celebration. The roadtrip picture book was the fifth bestselling children's book in Canada the week of its release.  Publisher's Weekly also features an interview with Linda, and Quill & Quire's Spring Preview lauds Kass' lush illustrations.

DEEP ROOTS: HOW TREES SUSTAIN OUR PLANET by Nikki Tate (nonfiction 9-12) was shortlisted for the Christie Harris Illustrated Children's Literature Prize at the BC Book Prizes, and the 2018 Red Cedar Nonfiction Award. It was also longlisted for the The Nature Generation 2017 Green Earth Book Award.

DIWALI: FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS by Rina Singh (nonfiction 9-12) is shortlisted for the 2018 Red Cedar Nonfiction Award.

EVERYDAY HERO by Kathleen Cherry (9-12) was shortlisted for a Hackmatack Award, the Sheila A. Egoff Children's Literature Prize at the BC Book Prizes, and the 2018 Red Cedar Fiction Award.

GATEKEEPER by Natasha Deen (YA 12+), the second book in a fantasy trilogy, is a finalist for the Alberta Reader's Choice Award. The third book in the series will publish this fall with Great Plains.

IN THE RED CANOE by Leslie A Davidson and illustrated by Laura Bifano (4-8) has been shortlisted for the Shining Willow Award (Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice Awards).

INVISIBILL by Maureen Fergus and illustrated by Dusan Petričić  was nominated for the 2017 Blue Spruce Award.

PANDAS ON THE EASTSIDE by Gabrielle Prendergast (9-12) has been nominated for the Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Awards. It is also shortlisted for the Diamond Willow (Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice Awards) and the 2018 Red Cedar Fiction Award.

POCKET CHANGE: PITCHING IN FOR A BETTER WORLD by Michelle Mulder (nonfiction 9-12), is on the short list for The Nature Generation 2017 Green Earth Book Award.

PRIDE: CELEBRATING DIVERSITY & COMMUNITY by Robin Stevenson (nonfiction 12+) was shortlisted for a Hackmatack Award, the Sheila A. Egoff Children's Literature Prize at the BC Book Awards, and the Red Cedar.

Lisa J. Lawrence's RODENT (12+) has been shortlisted for the Georges Bugnet Award for Fiction at the Alberta Literary Awards. It is also a finalist for the Snow Willow Award (Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice Awards).


SLIDE by Norah McClintock (Seven Prequels series, 9-12) has been nominated for the Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Awards. McClintock's YA novel, TRIAL BY FIRE: A RILEY DONOVAN MYSTERY, was shortlisted for the Arthur Ellis Award for Excellence in Canadian Crime Writing in the category of Best Juvenile/YA Book.

STEPPING STONES: A REFUGEE FAMILY'S JOURNEY by Margriet Ruurs and illustrated by Nizar Ali Badr (4-8) was shortlisted for the Christie Harris Illustrated Children's Literature Prize at the BC Book Prizes. It is also a Canadian Children's Book Centre Best Books starred selection.

TANK & FIZZ: THE CASE OF THE SLIME STAMPEDE by Liam O'Donnell and illustrated by Mike Deas (8-11) has been shortlisted for the Diamond Willow Award (Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice Awards).

Alison Hughes and Holly Hatam's WHAT MATTERS (4-8) has been shortlisted for the R. Ross Annett Award for Children's Literature at the Alberta Literary Awards.

New Publications
BIRTHDAYS: BEYOND CAKE AND ICE CREAM by Nikki Tate and Dani Tate-Stratton (nonfiction 9-12), published in March by Orca Books. Inspired by memories of fantastic family birthday parties, mother-and-daughter team Nikki Tate and Dani Tate-Stratton researched the history of birthdays in order to answer such questions as: How much does where you grow up influence the way you celebrate getting a year older? Have people always celebrated birthdays? World rights excluding English in North America and Korean (Green Frog) available. Contact: amy@transatlanticagency.com

CARSON CROSSES CANADA by Linda Bailey and illustrated by Kass Reich (4-8), published in May by Tundra Books. This lush picture book was published in celebration of the 2017 Canadian sesquicentennial (Canada's 150th!). British Columbian Annie and her dog, Carson, set out to visit her sister in Newfoundland. In their rattlebang car, packed with Carson's favourite toy and plenty of baloney sandwiches, Annie and Carson hit the road! They travel Canada province by province, experiencing something special to each part of the vast country in this roadtrip adventure. Contact: fiona@transatlanticagency.com

THE CREEPER DIARIES: MOB SCHOOL SURVIVOR
(Book 1) and SECRETS OF AN OVERWORLD SURVIVOR:  WOLVES V S ZOMBIES (Book 3) by Greyson Mann   (Erin Falligant) published in early spring with Sky Pony Press. Contact:  fiona@transatlanticagency.com 




DINGUS by Andrew Larsen (8-12), published in May by Kids Can Press. A coming-of-age story told with humour and heart. As Henry finishes fifth grade, his biggest concern is facing a summer with nothing to do. With his best friend, Max, away at summer camp, it's looking so bad he can feel himself "being pulled by the gravitational force of nothingness." But then Henry does something irresponsible, and suddenly he'd give anything to go back to the nothingness. Has Henry turned into the dingus Max told him not to be? Contact: fiona@transatlanticagency.com

EYES AND SPIES: HOW YOU'RE TRACKED AND WHY YOU SHOULD KNOW by Tanya Lloyd Kyi, illustrated by Belle Wuthrich (nonfiction 10-13), published in March by Annick Press. Social media and the internet are great for sharing information, meeting new friends, and exchanging points of view. But they also make it very easy to find out everything about you-including things you may not want others to know. Contact:  amy@transatlanticagency.com 

INNOCENT HEROES: ANIMALS IN WAR AND THE BATTLE OF VIMY RIDGE by Sigmund Brouwer (nonfiction 9-12), published in February by Tundra/Penguin Random House Canada. INNOCENT HEROES was published for the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge and Canada's 150th birthday. A unique celebration of the important role animals play in war, and an insightful look at the taking of Vimy Ridge from the perspective of three men in a Canadian platoon. World rights excluding English in North America (Tundra) are available. Contact: amy@transatlanticagency.com

MEATLESS?: A FRESH LOOK AT WHAT YOU EAT by Sarah Elton and illustrated by Julie McLaughlin (nonfiction 8-12), published in May by Owlkids. Journalist Sarah Elton tackles vegetarianism by explaining what it is, why people choose it, and how their reasons--including religion, animal rights, food security, and the environmental cost of eating meat--have changed over time. The book closes with practical tips for making the switch, and perspectives from vegetarian kids. Contact: samantha@transatlanticagency.com

PHOEBE SOUNDS IT OUT by Julie Zwillich and Denise Holmes (picture book 4-8), published in April by Owlkids. Meet Phoebe. Unfortunately, her name doesn't look quite like it sounds. Contact: amy@transatlanticagency.com

SHORT FOR CHAMELEON by Vicki Grant (YA), published in March by HarperTrophy. Cam's job as a rent-a-relative is all about being whoever other people want him to be. Then two new clients come along: Albertina is an old lady with a big mouth, a bigger wig and a serious mission. Raylene is a beautiful girl with a nose ring, a wonky eye and a painful secret. To get to the bottom of the tragic mysteries that fuel them both, Cam may finally have to be himself. Contact: fiona@transatlanticagency.com

A SMART GIRL'S GUIDE TO GETTING IT TOGETHER by Erin Falligant published in April by American Girl. Missed buses? Forgotten clarinet and homework? Lost cleats? No girl is born knowing how to organize her space, stuff, or time, but it's easy to learn! From backpack to bedroom, this book teaches you tips and tricks to take charge of things in life that may be tripping you up. Contact: fiona@transatlanticagency.com
Rave Reviews
Praise for ALL THE DIRT: A History of Getting Clean by Katherine Ashenburg (World Rights Available, Ex: English North America, Annick Press):

"This is a recommended title that many students will read with pleasure." - Resource Links



Praise for BEST MISTAKE MYSTERY by Sylvia McNicoll (World Rights: Dundurn Press):

"Delightful."  -Kirkus Reviews

"A fun and complex mystery that will keep readers curious until the end. Based on this first installment, The Great Mistake Mysteries promises to be a great new series."  -Resource Links

"As fun and frisky as the dogs that Stephen walks, and it's refreshing to see both an affectionate father-son relationship and a sweet coed friendship represented so genuinely." - Booklist

Praise for THE BONAVENTURE ADVENTURES by Rachelle Delaney (World Rights: Penguin Random House Canada):

"The Bonaventure Adventures is likely to be the most fun readers will have in 2017."  -CM Magazine




Praise for BUDDY AND EARL GO TO SCHOOL by Maureen Fergus, illustrated by Carey Sookocheff (World Rights: Groundwood Books):

"The bond between Buddy and Earl is as strong as ever in their fourth book, as is the playful banter and cheerful artwork that capture their relationship so well."  -Publisher's Weekly, starred review

"Readers will enjoy their time with these two: another satisfying friendship adventure."  -Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Praise for CARSON CROSSES CANADA by Linda Bailey, illustrated by Kass Reich (World Rights: Tundra Books):

"Readers will enjoy the levity Carson brings to this journey from coast to coast as they learn about the diverse regions of the country through the illustrations and the map on the endpapers. A fine choice that may lead to further research for classrooms studying Canada."  -School Library Journal

"Kass Reich's artwork employs vivid, hand-painted gouache with digital details. Body language in the artwork reveals tender connections between characters. Assuredly, the positive energy evident in [this book] celebrates the diverse regions that make [Canada] shine."  -Quill & Quire

Praise for DINGUS by Andrew Larsen (World Rights: Kids Can Press):

"Larsen has crafted a gentle and authentic story of a boy coming of age and coming to terms with changes within himself and his friends at a very pivotal age. The language in Dingus rings true; it is an accurate depiction of a young boy struggling to mature while hesitant to leave boyhood behind."  -CM Magazine

"Andrew Larsen... branches out beyond picture books in this middle-grade novel, but retains the touching, fun voice for which he's become known."  -Quill & Quire

Praise for DOMINION by Shane Arbuthnott (World Rights Available Ex: English North America, Orca Books):

"Arbuthnott's debut novel is the first part of an original, fascinating tale that offers an unusual, magical spin on how far human beings will go to gain dominion over the world... Feisty young Molly will keep [readers] grounded in this page-turning mystical adventure."  -Kirkus Reviews

"Molly's heroic rebellion against everything she has been brought up to believe and value is at the heart of an action-packed narrative. The derring-do is non-stop... The strange world the novel inhabits is inventive and loads of fun... The roustabout world of these soldiers of fortune is gender equal. Heroes and rogues can be male or female, the engineer is as likely to be a woman as a man... How refreshing."
-Quill & Quire

Praise for HARRY AND CLARE'S AMAZING STAYCATION by Ted Staunton, illustrated by Mika Songa (World Rights: Tundra/Penguin Random House Canada):

"Ted Staunton perfectly captures a sibling dynamic that children and families will relate to with ease... [it] will surely capture the imaginations of all who read it."  -CM Magazine

Praise for THE LOST GIRL OF ASTOR STREET by Stephanie Morrill (World Rights: Blink):

"A well-plotted mystery with plenty of twists, turns, and red herrings."
-Publishers Weekly

"Enjoyable... mystery with a twist for inquisitive readers."
-School Library Journal

"In this engaging mystery, the dilemma of a teenager trying to find her place in the middle of drastic societal change is nicely blended with intrigue in the vivid setting of 1924 Chicago. Will likely be hard to keep on the shelf."  -VOYA Magazine

"Combining the fascinating setting of the Roaring Twenties with a smart, savvy heroine, Morrill has hit the perfect note with this captivating story." 
- Romantic Times, four stars

"Here's hoping this won't be the last case for this strong and admirable female sleuth to solve. A... well-crafted historical whodunit."  -Kirkus Reviews

" ... A good old-fashioned mystery that is a fun read. If you like Veronica Mars, you will enjoy this book..."  -Seattle Book Review

Praise for MEATLESS?: A Fresh Look at What You Eat by Sarah Elton, illustrated by Julie McLaughlin (World Rights: Owlkids):

"Take[s] a look at... food related issues with great success... the author delivers a text that is both engaging and insightful."
-Quill & Quire

"Elton does a good job balancing the factual narrative with an uplifting tone. Never judgmental, just presents the facts in an engaging way."
-The Nonfiction Detectives

"Interesting, impressive and accessible, this book will help kids and their parents to understand a different and perhaps healthier lifestyle."  -Sal's Fiction Addiction

Praise for THE MOST DANGEROUS THING by Leanne Liebermann (World Rights Available Ex: English North America, Orca):

"Complex and rewarding, and the themes are significant at a time when mid-adolescent girls are twice as likely to be diagnosed with a mood disorder as boys, and the prevalence of anxiety and depression equals adult levels-14 to 20 per cent of the population."
-Kingston Whig-Standard

Praise for POINTE, CLAW by Amber Keyser (World Rights: Carolrhoda Lab):

"Keyser's writing shimmers with raw emotion and empathy, and her finale, much like in dance, is poetic, bittersweet, and life affirming."
- Publisher's Weekly, starred review

"Keyser draws upon her own background in dance and biology to create authentic protagonists, whose complicated family lives add further dimension to the narrative."  - Booklist, starred review

"This raw, intense novel, reminiscent of those by Sonya Hartnett and Stephanie Kuehn, will leave readers unsettled long after the final page is turned."  - The Horn Book Magazine

"This is absolutely 100% a book about what it means to inhabit a girl's body. I can't say enough good things about this strange, disturbing, and extremely compelling look at girlhood, bodies, and identities. Raw, weird, and wonderful."  -School Library Journal

"It might just change your life... I can't choose the best part of this book. This was the best book I have ever read. Truly. It felt like Keyser just reached in and wrote my soul."
-Olivia, School Library Journal, teen reviewer

Praise for SHORT FOR CHAMELEON by Vicki Grant (World Rights Available Ex: English North America, HarperTrophy; French, Editions Milan):

"Short for Chameleon is a near perfect book. It bursts with a unique voice and a delightfully surprising plot."  -Quill & Quire

"The tone of Short for Chameleon will appeal to teenagers and adults alike. There's a little bit of camp, a little bit of film noir, and a slightly larger dose of self-aware precocious teenager that all blend together into a slightly larger than life world. The consistency of the world is astounding and has created an incredibly immersive read. Highly recommended."  -CM Magazine, four stars

"Part mystery, part romance... all heart."  -National Reading Campaign

"Madcap humour... I frequently laughed out loud."  -Canadian Children's Book News

"Original, hilarious and evocative."  -Resource Links

Praise for SUBJECT TO CHANGE by Karen Nesbitt (World Rights Available Ex: English North America, Orca):

"Vividly illustrates the confusion, elation, pain, and self-doubt typical of adolescence. Nesbitt does a great job of personalizing issues such as homosexuality, divorce, substance abuse, racism, and poverty... It is touching to see how [Declan's] character develops and changes... All in all, Subject to Change is a gritty, touching, well-told story with great character development."  -CM Magazine

"Nesbitt has crafted a sensitive portrait of a teen's uncertain relationship with a gay parent... Fans of John Corey Whaley and John Green will enjoy this realistic young adult story."  -School Library Journal

Praise for YOU CAN READ by Helaine Becker and Mark Hoffman (World Rights Available Ex: English North America, Orca; Turkish, Taze Kitap):

"You Can Read is a delightful picture book that is funny, endearing, and appealing for children of all ages. From the beginning sentence, to the last page, readers are taken on a whirlwind adventure to many places where one can celebrate the joy of reading."  -Resource Links

"Children will find it amusing that they can read on a toilet or in their underwear! A fun read-aloud for a storytime or class visit. This book is definitely worth purchasing."
-School Library Journal

New Clients
 
Katherine Magyarody

Katherine Magyarody won the 2017 PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers and the Open Season Competition in Fiction at the Malahat Review for her short story, "Goldhawk." Her story will be anthologized in The PEN America Best Debut Short Stories in late 2017. She has a PhD from the University of Toronto and is currently a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow at Texas A&M University, working on an academic study of awkward adolescence in nineteenth-century literature. ELIZABETH, MISSING (YA 12+), currently on offer, is her first novel.

Katherine is represented by Amy Tompkins .

Luma Mufleh

Luma Mufleh is the CEO and Founding Director of Fugees Family, Inc., a nonprofit organization that uses soccer, education and community to empower refugee children to successfully integrate into the United States. Luma is a 2016 Top 10 CNN Hero whose story has been featured on "CBS Sunday Morning ,"  ESPN , The New York Times , The Wall Street Journal , Sports Illustrated , Forbes and more.

A Jordanian, Muslim immigrant, Luma received her U.S. citizenship in 2011. Her story-and the story of the Fugees-illustrates both the American dream and the challenges of integration and discrimination that many face today. Luma recently completed the Executive Program in Social Entrepreneurship at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and was awarded the 2016 Cournelle Award for Social Entrepreneurship from the Manhattan Institute.

Luma is represented by Andrea Cascardi.
Fleur's View
Photo Credit:
Frank Gross
If you look into somebody's eyes for 15 seconds, will you fall in love? Well, if that somebody is Fleur, the answer is probably "yes." But if that somebody is another human being, then the answer is probably "no," unless you've already answered the 36 questions that form the basis for Vicki Grant's smash hit of the Bologna Book Fair, 36 QUESTIONS THAT CHANGED MY MIND ABOUT YOU. There was a lot of talk about eye contact, falling in love, and, yes, young adult books at the Transatlantic table this year. But as far as Fleur is concerned, looking into somebody's eyes is the best way to find out if they're going to let you stay on the comfortable sofa.


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