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the Book Friends Forever Podcast

Children's book publishing’s secrets are revealed as we listen in on fascinating, unguarded, insider discussion from two uniquely qualified best friends: award-winning author/illustrator Grace Lin, and one of NYC’s top editors, Alvina Ling. Go behind the scenes of kid lit and catch a glimpse of the lives of the best-selling author and editor, and the relationship between them.

Episode 22: ALA All Day!

Episode 22: ALA All Day!

Grace and Alvina are together in Washington DC for the ALA Annual Conference where they’re about to celebrate the Caldecott Honor for A BIG MOONCAKE FOR LITTLE STAR. Grace sees a final copy of her upcoming book A BIG BED FOR LITTLE SNOW for the first time.

Grace’s  upcoming book  is a companion to  A Big Mooncake for Little Star !

Grace’s upcoming book is a companion to A Big Mooncake for Little Star!

They reminisce about memories from past ALAs—Grace remembers the morning after Where the Mountain Meets the Moon was honored and Alvina remembers the especially poignant reveal of the dedication of When the Sea Turned to Silver, which was recorded on The Yarn podcast, HERE.

Grace’s most memorable ALA, when she came down to the conference center after  Where the Mountain Meets the Moon  was named a Newbery Honor.

Grace’s most memorable ALA, when she came down to the conference center after Where the Mountain Meets the Moon was named a Newbery Honor.

The middle grade lunch (also featuring Jewell Parker Rhodes and Trenton Lee Stewart) where Grace revealed the dedication of  When the Sea Turned to Silver  (which was captured on T he Yarn Podcast ).

The middle grade lunch (also featuring Jewell Parker Rhodes and Trenton Lee Stewart) where Grace revealed the dedication of When the Sea Turned to Silver (which was captured on The Yarn Podcast).

They also talk about the role and responsibilities of an editor at conferences, as well as the role of an author and illustrator. And, they end as always with what they’re grateful for.

Episode 23: Staying relevent! And bestsellers!

Episode 23: Staying relevent! And bestsellers!

Episode 21: Traveling Safely As A Woman and Grace's Art Style

Episode 21: Traveling Safely As A Woman and Grace's Art Style