Books

FELIZ NEW YEAR, AVA GABRIELA!

1Andrea Hall at Albert Whitman has bought world rights to Alexandra Alessandri‘s (l.) debut picture book Feliz New Year, Ava Gabriela!, illustrated by Addy Rivera Sonda. Ava Gabriela is excited to visit her extended family in Colombia, but being around unfamiliar relatives has her shy and quiet. She’ll have to find a way to speak up and join in the family celebration. Publication is set for fall 2020; Deborah Warren at East West Literary represented the author, and Emily Coggins at Astound US represented the illustrator.

ISABEL AND HER COLORES GO TO SCHOOL

1Acquisitions & Licensing — East West Literary Agency: Heather Hughes at Sleeping Bear Press has acquired world rights to Alexandra Alessandri’s debut picture book, ISABEL AND HER COLORES GO TO KINDERGARTEN, loosely based on Alexandra’s experience of starting kindergarten in NY while knowing only Spanish, to be released in 2021 as a bilingual book.