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The following two titles have made YALSA’s list for the Outstanding Books for the College Bound 2014: Yoko Ono: Collector of Skies by Nell Beram and Carolyn Boriss-Krimsky – Arts and Humanities List & Gay America: Struggle for Equality by Linas Alsenas – History and Cultures List. Click through to to see the rest of the winners.
Amulet Books published Secrets of the Terra-Cotta Soldier in January. Written by the mother and son writing team of Ying Chang and Vinson Compestine, this action-packed adventure finely weaves fact and fiction, detailing the story of thirteen-year-old Ming who lives in a village in Maoist China in the 1970s. Read on for an interview with the authors.
Best-selling author Jeff Kinney and several members of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid team are touring around the country celebrating the release of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck. There has been a lot of press, tons of photos, and now you can follow all of the action on our Pinterest board!
Abrams Books for Young Readers, Amulet Books, and Abrams Appleseed have an exciting lineup of authors at NCTE (Booth #1033) and ALAN taking place November 22-26 in Boston, MA. Stop by the Abrams booth #1033 for advanced reading copies, giveaways, author signings, teacher’s guides, and more!
Discovery Friday is a new special event from Barnes & Noble. By shopping at Barnes & Noble on Friday, November 22, you’ll discover exclusive offers, special discounts, and deals at participating Barnes & Noble stores for one day only. And even more exciting, you’ll enjoy readings, performances, and fun kids’ activities while you’re there! We have several Abrams Appleseed, Abrams Books for Young Readers, and Amulet Books authors participating. Attend one of the awesome events after the break!
This diverse book shows the strengths and weaknesses of a young girl who is figuring out who she wants to be. When I first heard of this book, I knew from the title that it involved Indian and Jewish heritages, from the point of view of a girl about my age. I didn’t know much about Jewish heritage before reading, but I could tell quickly that my thinking and actions are very much like Tara’s, the main character. For example, I love spicy food and I enjoy imitating Indian heroines, just as she does.
“On July 16, 2013, the Central Youth Wing of the Brooklyn Public Library welcomed fans of Tom Angleberger’s ‘Origami Yoda’ books to our Origami Yoda party. The Party Empress (er, the librarian in charge) threw down a challenge before the festivities ended: “Let Us Fold 1,000 Origami Yodas by August 30th!”. Progress was slow in the beginning days, but the determination and folding skills of Brooklyn’s children are quite powerful. We wound up with a total of 1,118 Origami Yodas, and you can see every single one of them in the video.” –CentralYouthWing
It started with an empty window….Then SuperPublicists Laura and Morgan went to work…. enlisting the help of Jason Rosenstock, the amazing artist who does the chalkboard covers for OY books. Then they added the STOOKY origami that you amazing SuperFolders sent in!!!!!! As you know, I cannot put the name of every SuperFolder into the acknowledgements at the back of the books. However, I will be adding the SuperFolder names of SuperFolders who sent origami in for this amazing window display! (Assuming you wrote your SF name on the back…) Thank you all so much!!!!
Jabba the Puppet hopes you devour the 4th of July!
The Surprise Attack of Jabba the Puppett: An Origami Yoda Book by Tom Angleberger hits stores on August 6th. Be sure to follow @origamiyoda on Twitter for regular updates from Tom as he gears up for the release of the new book.
More on the book: Dark times have fallen on McQuarrie Middle School. Dwight’s back—and not a moment too soon, as the gang faces the FunTime Menace: a new educational program designed to raise students’ standardized test scores. Instead, it’s driving everyone crazy with its obnoxious videos of Professor FunTime and his insidious singing calculator! When Principal Rabbski cancels the students’ field trip—along with art, music, and LEGO classes—to make time for FunTime, the students turn to Origami Yoda for help. But some crises are too big for Origami Yoda to handle alone: Form a Rebel Alliance the students must. United, can they defeat the FunTime Menace and cope with a surprise attack from Jabba the Puppett?
This past weekend, I attended the Turning the Page: New Stories for Newtown event in Connecticut. The tragedy that befell the people of Newtown at Sandy Hook Elementary School this past December left so many of us wishing we could reach out and help the community recover. This literary festival, cosponsored by the Children’s Book Council (CBC), the C.H. Booth Library’s Books Heal Hearts fund, and many children’s book publishers, including ABRAMS, had an important impact on the community.