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What’s better than being able to announce a new EMLA picture book text deal? Being able to announce a new EMLA picture book deal for the author and the illustrator! Believe me, friends, this is going to be one showstopper of a book – you should probably start clearing space on your bookshelves right now.

Here is the deal info from PW:

Liza Kaplan at Viking has acquired a new picture book by New York Times bestselling author Pat Zietlow Miller, with illustrations by Jerry Jordan. Unstoppable John tells the true story of how Congressman John Lewis’s quest for books and his belief that libraries should be for everyone launched his lifetime work as a dynamic advocate for civil rights, and solidified his lifelong love affair with reading. The author and illustrator were represented by Ammi-Joan Paquette at Erin Murphy Literary Agency in a deal for World rights. Publication is planned for Spring 2024.

Three cheers for Pat and Jerry and this amazing book to come!!