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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!

Artist Journey: Violet Tobacco

16 December 2020

Violet Tobacco’s talents have been praised since her school assembly days when her yearbook cover submission was selected to grace the front of the keepsake her classmates would treasure for years to come. The moment her name was announced, the rest was history. Violet’s whimsy and humorous style sets her apart as she begins most days seeking inspiration from her book collection…and a cup of coffee! We had the pleasure of hearing more from Violet about her journey to becoming an illustrator, and we are thrilled to share her story with you. Enjoy!

November Right's Report

25 November 2020

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

Behind the Book: Hello, Little Dreamer

23 November 2020

Meet Anita Schmidt, the wonderful Bright Artist behind the glowing lanterns of Hello, Little Dreamer, Kathie Lee Gifford’s recently published picture book about children’s God-given purpose in the world. Hello, Little Dreamer graced shelves in early October with HarperCollins Christian and has received well-deserved praise for it’s message and “undeniably cute illustrations” (Kirkus Reviews). We were thrilled to sit down with Anita and learn more about the process of illustrating this beloved title!

Artist Journey: Aura Lewis

18 November 2020

Aura Lewis uses color to illustrate the moods and feelings of characters in her stories. Talented with the brush and bold enough to tell complex stories through children’s books, Aura has an eye for whimsical details and the topics that matter.

Society of Illustrators 2020

05 November 2020

We are delighted to share the #BrightArtists selected for this year’s Original Art Show Exhibit! Here you will find the wonderful art that will be showcased at the Society of Illustrators event. Congrats to these incredible artists for the well-deserved recognition!

Publishing this Month: November 2020

01 November 2020

November has finally arrived! Whether your holiday consists of Thanksgiving dinner with loved ones over a Zoom call or safely celebrating with a small gathering at home, we hope these new #BrightReads bring high spirits to you this season!

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