My friend, Stacy Leigh, of the PEN Readers & Writer's Program, told me she saw this listing in Publisher's Lunch Weekly:
Children's: Middle gradeThanks, Stacy. And thanks, Laura. This nice description makes me want to read the book myself.
Mitali Perkins' RICKSHAW GIRL, in which a headstrong, young Bangladeshi girl finds an ingenious way to use her talent for painting traditional alpana patterns to help support her family, despite societal resistance to women's employment, to Judy O'Malley at Charlesbridge, in a nice deal, by Laura Rennert at Andrea Brown Literary Agency (world).