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Cynthia Levinson continues to come up with great texts exploring important events that affect the rights of kids in America. Next up is FREE TO LEARN: HOW ALFREDO LOPEZ FOUGHT FOR THE RIGHT TO GO TO SCHOOL, a picture book based on the true story of a boy whose family was part of Plyler v. Doe, the Supreme Court case that won access to education for undocumented immigrant children in the U.S. It is sad that America needs reminders of advances like these and needs to be introduced anew to the thinking behind them!

Atheneum, which published Cynthia’s THE YOUNGEST MARCHER, will publish, with Sophia Jimenez editing (we love the first deal with a new-to-us editor!), and the incredibly talented Mirelle Ortega (repped by James Burns at The Bright Agency) will illustrate.

It’s due spring 2024, which can’t come soon enough! Congratulations, Cynthia!