Friday, March 22, 2013

Book Trailer for War Brothers

Next week, our Sales and Rights Manager, Gayna Theophilus, and our Associate Publisher, Colleen MacMillan, will be showing off Annick's latest titles (and offering sneak peeks of our Fall 2013 list) at the Bologna Children's Book Fair. (If you're attending, come say hi at Hall 29, D/12.)

They'll also be crossing their fingers, because Annick Press has been nominated for the Best Children's Publisher of the Year award, in the North America category. It's an honor just to be nominated, especially given the high quality of the competition, so we'll be breaking out the champagne regardless of the final winner.

If you can't make it all the way to Italy, allow me to bring one of our big spring titles to you instead. War Brothers (Sharon McKay/Daniel Lafrance), a graphic novel about a young Ugandan boy who is kidnapped and forced to join a rebel army, has been receiving excellent reviews. We're also very proud of the book trailer--take a look!

The narrator's voice belongs to Toolit Ivan, a young man who lives in Gulu. The song is called "African Children (Black Children)," and was performed and recorded in Africa by Ugandan stars Rax & Romeo. You can watch their music video to hear the complete song. For a limited time, you can also receive an e-galley of the book through NetGalley.com.

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