Author Spotlight: Hilde Lysiak

hildeblogphotoHilde Lysiak was 7 years old when she started her own newspaper, the Orange Street News. Last year, at age 9, she attracted national attention after reporting on a murder. Now, with her dad, Matthew Lysiak, she’s written Hero Dog (Scholastic, September 2017), the first in the Hilde Cracks the Case early readers series featuring Hilde and sister Izzy. In Hero Dog, the young journalists race to crack a case of stolen baked goods, save the local baking competition, and write their story, all before deadline. Our digital catalog, Growing Minds spoke with the Hilde about her new series and her love of reporting. Read the interview below.

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Author Spotlight: Reshma Saujani

Reshma SaujaniFive years ago, Reshma Saujani created the nonprofit group Girls Who Code to increase the number of women in computer science. The group impacted tens of thousands of girls, yet Saujani still heard from families longing for coding programs, so she wrote a book to expand the group’s reach. Girls Who Code: Learn to Code and Change the World (Viking Children’s Books, August 2017) breaks down complicated coding concepts into real-life examples and serves as an invitation for girls everywhere to learn to code and change the world. Read on for our exclusive interview with Saujani…

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