Erik Anderson at University of Minnesota Press has acquired world rights to Shannon Gibney‘s debut picture book, Sam and the Incredible African and American Food Fight, about a boy who feels pressured to choose between his African American and Liberian heritage and ultimately learns to embrace them both. Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Illustrator Award for New Talent artist Charly Palmer will illustrate. Publication is set for spring 2022; Tina Dubois at ICM Partners represented the author, and the illustrator represented himself.
- Where We Come From: The Rare Cover Reveal AND 4-Way Interview!
- Shannon’s essay, “All the Stars Aflame” is featured in the new anthology We Are Meant to Rise: Voices from Minneapolis to the World, which University of Minnesota Press will publish in November.
- Where we come from
- Rights Report: Week of May 31, 2021
- 2021-22 Mentor in fiction at the Loft