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Publishing this Month: May 2021

01 May 2021

May is in full bloom and with a new month comes Bright reads we have been anxiously awaiting! Read along to see the titles hitting shelves this month, and the lovely art going along with them!

April 2021 Right's Report

30 April 2021

Bright artists have been busy! Read about what they’ve been working on in April’s end of month Publishers Weekly rights report roundup, featuring new deals, upcoming titles, and more.

Behind the Book: Afraid of the Light

27 April 2021

April has not only bloomed all things spring, but has triggered the beginning of re-entering the world after a year of holing up in our respective caves. We thought there was no better book to celebrate this month than Afraid of the Light (Bala Kids), a story we all (no matter how old) can resonate with as welcome change comes to the surface. We had the opportunity to chat with Bright Artist Flavia Sorrentino about her process in illustrating this book, and personal fears she has overcome. We hope you enjoy, and are inspired to get out of your comfort zone this spring!

Earth Day: Loving Our Planet Through Art

22 April 2021

This Earth Day, Bright Artists are sharing their thoughts on how they hope their art can cause a ripple effect of change to protect the earth and use its resources wisely. Earth day goes beyond the boundaries of one day a year, and our artists are committed to creating art that celebrates our vast universe. Through published titles or personal art, they are calling young readers to step up and leave their mark on Earth.

Agent Profile: Get to Know the Agents of Bright U.S.

12 April 2021

We are all about our artists here at Bright, but we thought it was high time for our agents to get some much deserved praise. The agents of Bright U.S. have cultivated a group of talented, set-apart illustrators with their eye for whimsy and detail. After many successful titles under their belt, our agents are sure of what they are looking for when it comes to taking on new artists or matchmaking story tellers from different ends of the industry. Here you will find a roster of our lovely agents, their art wishlists, and why they are the heartbeat of all that goes on at the Bright Agency.

Publishing this Month: April 2021

01 April 2021

Chocolate bunnies, egg hunts, tulips in bloom, poetry celebrated…all reasons to be excited that April has arrived! Read along to discover some new #BrightReads you have to look forward to this month!

Behind the Book Blog: Doggo and Pupper

30 March 2021

Doggo and Pupper (Macmillan) graced shelves last week, and has received much deserved praise. Bright Artist Charlie Alder’s “bark-out-loud illustrations” (School Library Journal) bring a human-like sincerity to three unlikely friends Dog, Pupper, and Cat. Nestled in her at-home studio over a cup of coffee, Alder brought this story to life through purposeful expressions and body language. We had the pleasure of learning about all it took to create this book with the one and only Charlie Alder!

March Right's Report

29 March 2021

Bright artists have been busy! Read about what they’ve been working on in March’s end of month Publishers Weekly rights report roundup, featuring new deals, upcoming titles, and more.

Artist Journey: Ginnie Hsu

23 March 2021

We hope the message of women empowerment and equality shared throughout the past few weeks triggers change beyond a single month. Bright has the pleasure of working with many lovely, talented, trailblazing women. Ginnie Hsu is one who has not only made her mark through whimsical art inspired by her eye for nature, but also her impactful illustrations for women-focused titles such as Lady Bird Johnson, That’s Who! published with Macmillan. Though she never believed she would be able to claim the title “illustrator”, Ginnie pursued her passion for art and is living out what was once her wildest dream. Please enjoy the wonderful Ginnie Hsu.

Publishing this Month: March 2021

02 March 2021

Spring is on its way, and the much-anticipated sunshine will be welcomed by all of us here at Bright. Along with warmer days, new #BrightReads are hitting shelves this March and we are so excited for them to fill your homes. Enjoy!

Artist Journey: Mechal Roe

25 February 2021

Black History Month is coming to a close, but Bright is hopeful the message will ring throughout each month of the year- in all the years to come. To celebrate, we give you a glimpse into #BrightArtist and #BrightAuthor Mechal Roe’s world. From her self-published debuts with Happy Hair and Cool Cuts to New York Times Bestselling title Superheroes Are Everywhere (Philomel Books) written by Vice President Kamala Harris, Mechal’s resume speaks for itself. Her vision for representation in children’s books has come to life through her achievements, and offers young readers a chance to see characters that look like them in the books that fill their shelves. Please enjoy February’s Artist Journey spotlight, Mechal Roe.

February Right's Report

24 February 2021

Bright artists have been busy! Read about what they’ve been working on in February’s end of month Publishers Weekly rights report roundup, featuring new deals, upcoming titles, and more.

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