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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.

Behind the Book: I Love Us, A Book About Family

16 February 2021

Love and family hold new meaning this February as the past year caused priorities to shift, took away quality time, and increased gratitude for health. I Love Us, A Book About Family illustrated by #BrightArtist Luisa Uribe published (by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) in the thick of the pandemic last March, and is finally getting some much deserved spotlight almost a year later. This story reveals there is not simply one type of family, and the unique qualities of our own families is what makes us feel at home during hard seasons. We loved chatting with Luisa about her background and journey in illustrating this title, enjoy!

Publishing This Month: February 2021

02 February 2021

February rolled in at just the right moment! After months of disconnection and movement being made toward societal change, celebrating love and Black history is the perfect drum to march along to this month. We hope these new #BrightReads bring joy to an already exciting month!

January Right's Report

28 January 2021

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

Publishing This Month: January 2021

12 January 2021

2021 slowly but quickly arrived! No matter the foot your new year has started on, we hope these new #BrightReads bring a positive beginning to a year full of fresh starts and hopeful energy.

Bright's 2020 Highlights: A Final Farewell the Year Nobody Will Miss

24 December 2020

The year that swept normalcy from under our feet has finally come to an end. Some days were longer, spent slowing down wondering what to do with so much time. Other days came and went, blending together into what felt like the same day repeating itself over…and over…and over…

December Right's Report

23 December 2020

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

Behind the Book: I Love Being Me

17 December 2020

From illustrating Superheroes Are Everywhere by Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris, to gracing shelves with her author-illustrated titles Cool Cuts and Happy Hair Girls, Mechal Roe has stayed quite busy this year. And just when we thought her resume couldn’t get any better, I Love Being Me, also author-illutrated by Mechal, published December 15 with Penguin Random House. With an adorable style and an array of characters, I Love Being Me allows young readers to flip through the pages and find themselves accurately represented, no matter their interests, skin color, or even their hair style. We were thrilled to hear more from Mechal about her process in creating this title. Enjoy!

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