FAKE DATES AND MOONCAKES
Children’s: Young Adult
Sher Lee's debut FAKE DATES AND MOONCAKES, pitched as CRAZY RICH ASIANS meets WHAT IF IT'S US, in which an aspiring teen chef enters a mid-autumn festival mooncake-making contest to bring more publicity to his aunt's struggling Chinese takeout in Brooklyn, but discovers the recipe for love is more complicated when a new customer—the attractive son of a business magnate—asks him to be his fake date for a glitzy wedding in the Hamptons, to Bria Ragin at Underlined, for publication in summer 2023, by Jessica Regel at Helm Literary (world).
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NIKHIL OUT LOUD
Children’s: Middle Grade Fiction
Actor and Stonewall Honor-winning author of THE BEST AT IT Maulik Pancholy's NIKHIL OUT LOUD, about a gay Indian American boy, the star of a hit animated series, who learns the power of using his own voice after his family relocates to a small town in Ohio, to Alessandra Balzer at Balzer & Bray, in an exclusive submission, for publication in fall 2022, by Jessica Regel at Helm Literary (NA).
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A SUPERCUT OF US
Children’s: Young Adult Fiction
Author of CAN'T TAKE THAT AWAY and cofounder of the Pride Book Fest Steven Salvatore's A SUPERCUT OF US, pitched as Jandy Nelson's I'LL GIVE YOU THE SUN meets Dawson's Creek, a dual-POV novel about twins who must learn to navigate what's next after their incarcerated father dies and a half-brother they never knew existed moves to their Adirondack lakeside town, to Allison Moore at Bloomsbury Children's, for publication in 2023, by Jessica Regel at Helm Literary (NA).
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RACE2THETRUTH SERIES
Children’s: Middle Grade Non-Fiction
Kelly Delaney at Knopf has bought the middle grade series Race2theTruth, which gives an unflinching account of America’s history while celebrating underrepresented BIPOC heroes and achievements. Each book will align with curriculum topics and represent a period of American history from a specific point of view. First up are The Truth About Indigenous People and the Price of the Land: The Wampanoag Nation from 1600-2021 by Linda Coombs (l.) and The Truth About Slavery and the Making of the United States: African Americans from 1526-1850 by Patricia Williams Lessane. The books are packaged by Regina Jackson and Saira Rao of Race2Dinner. Publication for the first two books is planned for fall 2022.
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WHITE WOMEN
Non-fiction: History/Politics/Current Affairs
Founders of Race2Dinner Regina Jackson and Saira Rao’s WHITE WOMEN: EVERYTHING YOU ALREADY KNOW ABOUT YOUR OWN RACISM AND HOW TO DO BETTER, a guide for white women to confront their own role in upholding white supremacy—and how they can dismantle it within themselves, to Margaux Weisman at Penguin.
Documentary rights to Emmy Award-winning documentary producer/director Patty Ivins at PB+J TV.
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BLACK PEOPLE BREATH
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Mindfulness coach Zee Clarke's BLACK PEOPLE BREATHE, a collection of mindfulness exercises, breathwork practices, and meditations centered on healing and survival for Black people in America, to Sahara Clement at Ten Speed Press, by Jessica Regel at Helm Literary (world).
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A WILDERNESS OF STARS
Children’s: Young Adult Fiction
Shea Ernshaw’s A WILDERNESS OF STARS, in which a mysterious illness is cursing the land, and a girl who is the last astronomer allies herself with an unlikely duo to venture across the wilderness with the plan of carrying out the stars’ message that will, hopefully, save them all, to Nicole Ellul at Simon & Schuster Children’s, in a two-book deal, by Jessica Regel at Helm Literary (NA).
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I MISS YOU, I HATE THIS
Children’s: Young Adult Fiction
AMERICANIZED: REBEL WITHOUT A GREEN CARD author Sara Saedi’s I MISS YOU, I HATE THIS, about two estranged best friends who are grappling with the complexities of their relationship, just as their entire lives are turned upside down due to a pandemic, to Nikki Garcia at Little, Brown Children's, for publication in fall 2022, by Jessica Regel at Helm Literary (world).
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A PITY PARTY IS STILL A PARTY
Non-fiction: Health
Founder of Big Feels Lab Chelsea Balzer’s A PITY PARTY IS STILL A PARTY, an illustrated guide to feeling your feelings, enjoying the unenjoyable, and celebrating the uncelebrateable, through essays exploring the physiology and function of emotions as well as grief rituals, to Haley Swanson at Harper Wave, at auction, by Jessica Regel at Foundry Literary + Media (NA).
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QUEEN AMONG THE DEAD
Children’s: Young Adult Fiction
Lesley Livingston’s QUEEN AMONG THE DEAD, a fantasy pitched as inspired by the legend of the first true queen of ancient Eire and the mysterious sacred sites of Newgrange and the Hill of Tara; in which a girl favored by the wolf goddess is a renegade Celtic princess who defies destiny to seize the throne of kings with the aid of a shapeshifting druid-turned-thief and a band of berserker women warriors, to Tiffany Liao at Holt Children’s, in an exclusive submission, for publication in spring 2022.
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AN ACCOUNT OF HER OWN
Non-fiction: Narrative 
Journalist Grace Williams’s AN ACCOUNT OF HER OWN, about a group of women who fought back against sexist financial institutions and came together in 1978, just years after women earned the right to hold a line of credit without the signature of a man, to establish and operate the Women's Bank of Denver, to Laura Van der Veer at Little A.
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THE AUDREY HEPBURN ESTATE
Fiction
Author of THE GRACE KELLY DRESS Brenda Janowitz’s THE AUDREY HEPBURN ESTATE, about the estate on Long Island that was the basis for Audrey Hepburn’s film Sabrina, as one woman returns to her childhood home one last time before it’s demolished and confronts the heartaches of the past; to Melanie Fried at Graydon House, in a two-book deal.
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