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Today is Food for the Future’s Book Birthday!

Food for the Future by Mia Wenjen and Robert Sae-Heng cover reveal

Food for the Future: Sustainable Farms Around the World by Mia Wenjen, illustrated by Robert Sae-Heng

Kirkus says:

“A dozen sustainable farms around the world offer intriguing possibilities for the future of agriculture. Simple four-beat rhyming couplets concisely describe a plethora of farming methods old and new around the world, many of which will be especially useful in light of climate change. Continue reading Today is Food for the Future’s Book Birthday!

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New Picture Book Announcement!

I am excited to announce a new picture book with Red Comet Press. We Sing from the Heart: How The Slants® Took Their Fight for Free Speech to the Supreme Court is a picture book biography about Simon Tam and his battle to claim the name of his band, which he won in a landmark Supreme Court Decision. Illustrated by Victor Bizar Gomez and written by Mia Wenjen,  the book releases Fall of 2024. Continue reading New Picture Book Announcement!

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Food for the Future selected by dPICTUS for 100 Outstanding Picture Books of 2023!

Food for the Future by Mia Wenjen and Robert Sae-Heng cover reveal

I’m excited to share that Food for the Future: Sustainable Farms Around the World was selected by dPICTUS for their list of 100 Outstanding Picturebooks of 2023!  dPICTUS is an online platform used by publishers to promote their titles, secure foreign rights deals, discover emerging talent, and make new publishing connections to meet at book fairs. Continue reading Food for the Future selected by dPICTUS for 100 Outstanding Picture Books of 2023!

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Food for the Future is a Junior Library Guild Selection!

I’m thrilled to announce my first children’s book award ever! My book even gets a gold sticker!

For those who are not familiar with Junior Library Guild, they are a curating subscription service for libraries. Their team of expert librarians reads children’s books before they are published to pick “award-worthy and award-winning titles for libraries across the country. They have a track record to back this up. Continue reading Food for the Future is a Junior Library Guild Selection!

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Food for the Future COVER REVEAL!

Food for the Future by Mia Wenjen and Robert Sae-Heng cover reveal

Food for the Future: Sustainable Farms Around the World by Mia Wenjen, illustrated by Robert Sae-Heng releases Spring of 2023 through Barefoot Books.

This is a rhyming picture book featuring twelve unusual farms around the world. From vertical gardens in Singapore to ancient terrace farms in Chile, humans have innovated with sustainable farms throughout history. How do we feed our planet? Here are 12 ways we can grow food while caring for our planet! [picture book, ages 3 and up] Continue reading Food for the Future COVER REVEAL!

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Announcing my newest picture book … BOXER BABY!

Boxer Baby by Mia Wenjen, illustrated by Kai Gietzen, published by Eifrig Publishing, releasing Spring 2024

Happy News! I have a new picture book coming out with Eifrig Publishing in the Spring of 2024, just in time for the Paris Olympics! Is the timing a coincidence? 🙂

Boxer Baby will be illustrated by Kai Gietzen. He’s a new incredible talent, freshly graduated from Rhode Island School of Design with a degree in illustration. Check out his portfolio here. Continue reading Announcing my newest picture book … BOXER BABY!

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Book Announcement: Postcards from Malcolm X!

Yuri Kochiyama and Malcolm X book

I am thrilled to be making a picture book biography with Red Comet Press! Keith Henry Brown will illustrate! Continue reading Book Announcement: Postcards from Malcolm X!