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We are committed to creating award-winning, high-quality fiction and nonfiction books for children of all ages. We emphasize exceptional writing, research, artistry, and innovative approaches to storytelling. We publish books that inspire compassion, open-mindedness, and the joy of discovery.

Astra Young Readers incorporates the Boyds Mills Press backlist, which is distinguished by its wide range of titles that explore STEAM subjects, particularly in the area of science; stories of emotional growth and the turning points in children’s lives; and works that celebrate identity and culture. Our mission is to build on this strong foundation and to create books that will be tomorrow’s classics.

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Rebecca Davis
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Leonard Marcus
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Evicted! The Struggle for the Right to Vote by Alice Faye Duncan, illustrated by Charly Palmer – With a story told through the eyes of a child, this critical civil rights book for middle-graders examines Tennessee’s Fayette County Tent City Movement in the late 1950s and reveals what is possible when people unite and fight... Read More

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Our Most-Anticipated Books of 2022

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