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Drawing God

After a trip to an art museum, a young girl named Emma is inspired to create a spectacular masterpiece of her own. She decides to draw God. So begins Drawing God (Paraclete Press, October 2019), a new children’s book written … Continue reading

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Noah the nurse practitioner

A new children’s book introduces young readers to the nursing profession and showcases a role model who challenges gender and racial biases. The Adventures of Noah the Nurse Practitioner was written by Boston College alumnus Loic Assobmo, a primary care … Continue reading

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Snowbound

A young student is scheduled to present his project on Ernest Shackleton’s expedition to Antarctica when a snowstorm traps him at home. He’s inspired to log his snowbound adventure in the spirit of Shackleton. That’s the story behind Captain’s Log: Snowbound … Continue reading

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The woman behind the famous name

Boston College grad Margaret Cardillo’s new children’s book takes a look at the life of the late Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. In Just Being Jackie (Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins, 2018), Cardillo highlights not only the style and grace of the former first lady, … Continue reading

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Alumna with her own book publishing imprint

Christy Ottaviano, who received two master’s degree from Boston College’s Lynch School of Education, is a children’s book editor and publisher with her own imprint at Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, where she oversees the entire operation from identifying talent to editing … Continue reading

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Rescue and Jessica

In their new children’s picture book, Rescue and Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship (Candlewick, 2018), authors Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes (a Boston College alumnus) share an inspiring story of a girl and her service dog. Rescue thought he’d grow up … Continue reading

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New book from Erin Dionne

Hester Greene, an 8th grader and budding filmmaker, stars in the new middle-grade novel by Boston College alumna Erin Dionne. In Lights, Camera, Disaster (Levine/Scholastic, 2018), readers meet Hess, whose executive function disorder (think extreme ADHD plus anxiety) makes life hard. But … Continue reading

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