Publishers Weekly
Rights Report
Week of June 4, 2018

Simon Boughton, in his first purchase at Norton Young Readers, has bought Paula Yoo’s debut YA nonfiction book about Vincent Chin, a Chinese American whose beating death at the hands of two white autoworkers in Detroit in 1982 galvanized the Asian-American civil rights movement and led to stronger federal hate crime legislation. The book is slated for publication in 2020; Tricia Lawrence at Erin Murphy Literary brokered the deal for North American rights.