18: The Storytellers’ Issue

18: The Storytellers’ Issue

Stories hold great power, and so do those who tell them.

For: Girls, ages 5 to 12, who read past their bedtimes

Issue 18 Highlights: Learn to tell the best stories ever with our wildly fun interactive writing guide; create a secret book nook; read a comic about Toni Morrison; draw a story quilt; make a DIY miniature book necklace; get lost in a short story about a girl who makes hidden worlds. Plus: jokes, a dot-to-dot, puzzles, games, a recipe and more!

Issue 18 Featured experts: Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden; former National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Jacqueline Woodson; Ivy & Bean’s Annie Barrows; The Vanderbeekers’ Karina Yan Glaser; painter Faith Ringgold; chef Rawia Bishara, owner of Tanoreen; bookbinder Mary Louise Sullivan of Crowing Hen Bindery; Jeannine Cook, owner of Harriett’s Bookshop.

Issue 18 Short story contributor: National Book Award finalist Carmen Maria Machado

Issue 18 Comic contributor: Micheline Hess

Specs: 64 full-color pages, soft-touch matte cover stock

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