Temple Grandin Inks Deal With Penguin Young Readers

By Maryann Yin 

Temple Grandin 200 (GalleyCat)Temple Grandin has signed a deal with the Penguin Young Readers imprint, Philomel Books. The renowned autism advocate and engineer (pictured, via) plans to write a middle grade book entitled Calling All Brains.

Jill Santopolo, an editorial director, negotiated the deal with Betsy Lerner, a partner at the Dunow, Carlson & Lerner literary agency. The publication date has been set for 2018.

According to the press release, the book “will feature more than 20 of Grandin’s personal childhood projects that started her on her road to becoming a scientist, inventor and engineer. With mini-histories of groundbreaking inventions and mini-biographies of the inventors who created them, Temple will show readers why, in a world of virtual learning, working with your hands is a life-changing experience.”