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Hardie Grant Egmont sells ‘Welcome to Your Period’ to four territories

Hardie Grant Egmont has sold rights in four territories to Welcome to Your Period (Yumi Stynes and Melissa Kang).

North American rights were sold to Walker Books/Candlewick Press in a five-way auction. The publisher has also sold German-language rights to Carlsen Verlag, simplified Chinese-language rights to Thinkingdom, and Korean-language rights to Studio Dasan. Rights were negotiated by Hardie Grant Egmont’s Annabel Barker and Joanna Anderson.

Welcome to Your Period: Your Easy, No-Dumb-Questions Guide to Handling it Like a Boss (illus by Jennifer Latham) is pitched as a ‘frank, funny and age-appropriate guide about getting your period for pre-teens’. Hardie Grant Egmont acquired world rights to the title earlier this year.

Executive editorial director of Walker Books US Susan Van Metre said: ‘I fell in love with this book at first sight. It is such a timely and even celebratory book about something so many of us grew up feeling we could discuss only in private. Today’s girls and young women deserve better and I think they’ll find it in this joyful, information-packed guide to periods.’



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