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January 2019

We have a star-studded issue to kick off the New Year!


This month's issue includes interviews with ...

Ming Na-Wen, Amy Ephron, Samantha Berger, Corinna Luyken, Faithe Herman, Dennis and Wendel Kind, and Rebecca Elliott.

Also inside, Conrad's Column is for the birds, reading specialist Larissa Juliano discusses snowy stories, James Patterson talks about New Year's resolutions, and Judy Newman makes reading fashionable. Our special contributor this month is Deborah Pope, executive director of the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation, who discusses diverse books and bullying.

Be sure to check out our newest book reviews, winter reading guide, and Nick's review of Mary Poppins Returns. It's all inside!

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