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Candlewick Press Presents is a new audio podcast about the storytellers behind your favorite children’s books! To celebrate Candlewick Press’s twenty-fifth anniversary, we sat down with local authors and illustrators of picture books, board books, and middle-grade and young adult fiction and nonfiction to discuss their journeys into the world of children’s publishing.

Jun 15, 2017

Lesléa Newman, author of October Mourning, Heather Has Two Mommies, and Ketzel, the Cat Who Composed, talks to Candlewick Press about being the author of one of the most challenged books of the 1990s and her role as an author and activist. She also talks about her hitchhiking days and her deep appreciation for cats.