Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 6 to 8
- Grade: 1 to 3
- Reading age: 6 to 8
One of Anthony Bartholomew’s dads loves the morning paper, but some mornings it’s stolen from outside their front door. Anthony overhears something about “newspaper pirates” and wanting to protect their newspaper, sets out to search for clues. Anthony turns up a sword in the building recycling room, but the laundry room is a dead end. The pirates don’t fall for the trap, and fingerprints turn out not to be so useful. Sometimes, when you can’t beat them, you instead become their king. Anthony becomes the King of the Newspaper Pirates and keeps the newspapers safe. Landlubber beware!
About the authors
J WALLACE SKELTON is an educator, activist and writer. For over a decade, he has worked in schools to make them safer and more celebratory places for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. As a consultant, he has helped many organizations do better around gender identity and gender expression, including the Ontario Human Rights Commission, the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission, the Halton District School Board, York Region Public Health and York University.
Ketch Wehr is a queer and trans non-binary artist and illustrator living in New York state. Once upon a time, they lived in Italy, where they painted murals, cared for feral cats, and made comics every day. Now they work in design and illustration, making new and wild things all the time. Ketch lives with a parade of rescue animals, a magical partner, and a very good baby.