How You Can Help Authors Sell Their Book: Critical Linking, November 6

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Sotomayor is working on three books for young people, Penguin Random House told The Associated Press on Thursday. She will be adapting her best-selling memoir “My Beloved World” for middle-graders. She will collaborate with illustrator Lulu Delacre on a picture-book autobiography about important books for her, “Turning Pages.” And she and illustrator Rafael Lopez plan a picture book about “childhood differences.” The two memoirs are scheduled for next fall. The book about childhood differences is expected in 2019.

How does she have the time?


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