January 22, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

Morris and Nonfiction finalists usher in the 2018 awards season!

It’s that time of year when the air is crisp and the breeze will send notes of pine and firewood past your nose. It’s also that time of year when all of the best-of-the-year lists and YALSA award nominations come out! In the past few days the 2018 Morris Award and Nonfiction Award finalists were […]

Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers

Before we get into Vincent and Theo, I want to acknowledge that the National Book Awards were announced on Wednesday evening and the winner for Young People’s Literature was Robin Benway’s Far From the Tree. I’ll be covering that one later in the season and I’ve been intrigued since before it was longlisted for the NBA. I’m adopted and […]

Walking and Talking with . . . Deborah Heiligman!

It’s back! It’s back! Steve Sheinkin’s regular series of conversations with great writers of books for youth has returned from its summertime hiatus. Steve has such a fantastic ear for the best parts of any dialogue, and considering the sheer amount of buzz that Ms. Heiligman’s novel Vincent and Theo has been garnering in 2017 […]

“Vincent and Theo” | A Conversation with Deborah Heiligman

In her stunning dual biography of the artist Vincent Van Gogh and his brother Theo, the author delivers a breathtaking portrait of their relationship.