Young adult books: 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty' author James Thurber picks the best YA titles

Beyond John Green and Veronica Roth: James Thurber compiled his own list of books that he thought young adults might enjoy, and his picks still hold up today. Continue reading at 'The Christian Science Monitor'

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2014-07-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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YA author John Young to cycle Scottish book tour

John Young, who is shortlisted for Scottish Book Trust’s Teenage Book Prize, is cycling around Scotland for the book tour of his novel Farewell Tour of a Terminal Optimist (Kelpies). Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-09-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Banned Books Week 2015 will center on young adult titles

'These are the books that speak most immediately to young people, dealing with many of the difficult issues that arise in their own lives, or in the lives of their friends,' Judith Platt, chair of the Banned Books Week national committee, said of challenged YA books. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2015-04-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Guadalajara Book Fair Announces Awards in Young Adult Books and Romance Languages

New winners in annual awards programs are Ida Vitale and Graciela Montes, as named by Mexico's leading international book fair organizers at Guadalajara. The post Guadalajara Book Fair Announces Awards in Young Adult Books and Romance Languages appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-09-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Should adults be embarrassed to be reading young adult books? (+video)

Those in the literary community are weighing in on both sides of the debate, with some saying young adult books aren't sophisticated and others saying they should be able to read whatever they like without being ashamed. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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Should adults be embarrassed to be reading young adult books?

Those in the literary community are weighing in on both sides of the debate, with some saying young adult books aren't sophisticated and others saying they should be able to read whatever they like without being ashamed. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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Lizzie Skurnick Books will retrieve out-of-print young adult books

Lizzie Skurnick Books, named after the author who will oversee the titles, will re-release old favorites among young adult titles first published between the 1920s and 1980s. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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Young cancer victim finalist in Book Awards for Children and Young Adults

The young writer of a real-life The Fault in Our Stars isn't alive to see her book make the finals of the country's top awards – but her parents could not be prouder. Continue reading at Stuff

[ Stuff | 2015-06-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Secret Life of Bees author Monk Kidd finds her perfect Tinder match

Headline imprint Tinder Press is publishing the "life-changing" new novel from The Secret Life of Bees author Sue Monk Kidd. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Haig, Horowitz and James among World Book Day 2020 authors

Authors Matt Haig, Anthony Horowitz and Greg James are among those featured on World Book Day’s 2020 list. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Torn apart: the vicious war over young adult books

Authors who write about marginalised communities are facing abuse, boycotts and even death threats. What is cancel culture doing to young adult fiction?Earlier this month, the author and screenwriter Gareth Roberts announced that his story was being removed from a forthcoming Doctor Who... Continue reading at The Guardian

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A year in the life of the Cerritos Library Book Club for Adults

They meet one Wednesday a month in the wood-paneled boardroom of the art-filled Cerritos Library, with its life-sized replica of a Tyrannosaurus rex and 15,000-gallon saltwater fish tank. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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A year in the life of the Cerritos Library Book Club for Adults

They meet one Wednesday a month in the wood-paneled boardroom of the art-filled Cerritos Library, with its life-sized replica of a Tyrannosaurus rex and 15,000-gallon saltwater fish tank. They are mostly retired and most sincerely avid readers. They are polite and funny and kind. They are... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Book Expo 2019: Adult Breakfast Authors Say Crime Pays in Literary World

Thursday morning's Adult Book & Author Breakfast featured Rachel Maddow, Malcolm Gladwell, Karin Slaughter, Marjorie Liu, and Ta-Nehisi Coates introducing their newest books, with presentations emphasizing the true crimes that inspired each to write. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Amélie Wen Zhao's controversial young-adult book will be published in the fall

Amélie Wen Zhao's young-adult novel "Blood Heir," which was postponed by the author earlier this year after some Twitter users accused it of being racially insensitive, will be released in the fall, Publishers Weekly reports. Zhao's debut book, the first in a planned fantasy trilogy, came under... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-05-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Young Manawatū author Tayler Marley signs American book deal

She wrote the novel entirely on her iPhone, and now it's being read by millions. Continue reading at Stuff

[ Stuff | 2019-02-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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PW's Top Authors Pick Their Favorite Books of 2018

We asked the authors of our top 10 books of 2018 to share their favorite titles published this year. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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The Manchester-based author who's won a life-changing $165k book prize

Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi's debut novel was initially rejected by British publishers. Continue reading at BBC News

[ BBC News | 2018-03-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Crossan and Pullman titles to contest the YA Book Prize 2018

Philip Pullman is in the running for the YA Book Prize 2018 alongside previous winners Sarah Crossan and Patrice Lawrence, and début author M A Bennett. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-03-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Top Authors Pick Their Favorite Books of 2017

We asked the authors of our top 10 books of 2017, announced in the October 30 issue, to share their favorite titles published this year. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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