On World Refugee Day: ‘House Without Walls’ and the Vietnamese Boat People Exodus

A home is a place eat, sleep, rest, and live. For a refugee, the concept of home is ever-changing, ever-moving, ever-wavering. And often, it doesn’t have any walls at all. Our newest Yellow Jacket title, House Without Walls, by Ching Yeung Russell, is based on
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Behind the story: ‘The Forty Thieves: Marjana’s Tale’

The newest title from our Yellow Jacket imprint, The Forty Thieves, by Christy Lenzi, is a retelling of “Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves,” a folk tale set in tenth-century Baghdad. This version, told from the perspective of Marjana — the girl who saves the
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Behind the story: ‘Making Their Voices Heard’

This blog post comes from Vivian Kirkfield, our Author of the Month for January, and the writer behind Making Their Voices Heard: The Inspiring Friendship of Ella Fitzgerald and Marilyn Monroe. * * * What was your dream when you were a child? Growing up,
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Behind the Story “The Messy Life of Blue”

This blog post comes from Shawna Railey, writer behind “The Messy Life of Blue.” *** When I was fifteen, alone in my apartment, sometimes with no way of knowing how I would eat next, I often sat on the back of the toilet and stared
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Behind the Story “Murder on the Baltimore Express”

This blog post comes from Suzanne Jurmain, writer behind “Murder on the Baltimore Express.” The Story Behind the Story “So, how does a book begin?” kids sometimes ask me. “With an idea,” I say. “But where do you find those ideas?” “Oh,” I tell them,
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