Muscogee writer Cynthia Leitich Smith, winner of the 2021 NSK Neustadt Prize for Children’s & Young Adult Literature, headlines the January 2022 issue with a reflective essay on “Decolonizing Neverland” in YA lit. Also inside, essays, poetry, fiction, and interview, as well as more than twenty book reviews—plus recommended reads and other great content—make the latest issue of WLT, like every issue, your passport to great reading.

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January 12, 2022
A black and white photograph of young people, many wearing masks, protesting climate inaction
Sofia Simon
“Many conversations are circulating around how people in positions of power and leadership are the only ones who can truly encourage and kickstart the world toward a greener existence. However, the stories in Stone Soup o...
January 11, 2022
A sepia-toned photograph of Jean Giono sitting at a cluttered desk writing
Alice-Catherine Carls
Written late in life, “Le Haut Pays” and “Camargue”—once again paired in the Archipelago Books edition of Ennemonde, newly translated by Bill Johnston—offer a microcosm of French writer Jean Giono’s postwar écriture. Here...

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