Denene Millner - Publisher's Weekly "Denene Millner Brings Imprint to S&S"

Publisher’s Weekly | February 28, 2019

“Award-winning journalist, bestselling author, and founder of the My Brown Baby blog Denene Millner is moving her eponymous children’s imprint, Denene Millner Books, to Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing. Launching in spring 2020 under the Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers imprint, Millner Books will publish titles by African-American authors and illustrators, for readers of all ages.

Denene Millner Books debuted in 2017 under Agate Publishing’s Bolden Books imprint. At the time, Millner told PW, “This [line] is a love letter to children of color who deserve to see their beauty and humanity in the most remarkable form of entertainment on the planet: books.” Over the past two years, Millner has published acclaimed titles including Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut by Derrick Barnes, illustrated by Gordon C. James, which received a 2018 Newbery Honor, a Caldecott Honor, and Coretta Scott King Honors, among other accolades.”

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