Heard today from Devon A. Mihesuah at American Indian Quarterly who was interested in my writing an article.
Her novel, Grand Canyon Rescue: A Tuli Black Wolf Adventure, won the Oklahoma Writers' Federation Award for Best Young Adult novel; see the Book Locker to read an excerpt and purchase your copy. Also keep an eye out for her spring 2005 release, So You Want to Write About American Indians? A Guide for Scholars, Writers and Students.
Some promising picks from the spring/summer 2005 Harcourt catalog: Kitten's Big Adventure by Mie Araki; Hide & Seek by Janet S. Wong, illustrated by Margaret Chodos-Irvine; Starry Safari by Linda Ashman, illustrated by Jeff Mack; The Hubbub Above by Arthur Howard; Kindergarten Rocks by Katie Davis; Searching For Oliver K. Woodman by Darcy Pattison, illustrated by Joe Cepeda (companion to The Journey Of Oliver K. Woodman, which I highly recommend); Hotel Deep by Kurt Cyrus; Please Bury Me In The Library by J. Patrick Lewis, illustrated by Kyle M. Stone; Fold Me A Poem by Kristine O'Connell George, illustrated by Lauren Stringer; The Librarian Of Basra: A True Story from Iraq by Jeanette Winter; Each Little Bird That Sings by Deborah Wiles; The Spoon In the Bathroom Wall by Tony Johnston; Help Wanted by Gary Soto; Pinned by Alfred C. Martino; Funny Little Monkey by Andrew Auseon; among others!
Link of interest:
Advice on Voice from HarperCollins editor Antonia Markiet by Kelly Milner Halls.