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ABRAMS ALA/YALSA Award Wins: 2013

A list of our books that took home top honors

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.

on Monday, February 10th, 2014
in the category Children's Books

ALA Midwinter 2014: Abrams Author Events and Signings

Full Schedule of ABRAMS Booth Signings (#713) and Events

The 2014 American Library Association’s (ALA) Midwinter Meeting is taking place January 24-27 in Philadelphia, PA. There will be Abrams authors attending to sign books and meet readers! Read on for a full schedule of Abrams booth signings (#713) and events.

on Wednesday, January 15th, 2014
in the category Conferences

What We Read In 2012

Our Favorite Books From This Past Year

Whenever a new year starts I look back on the books I’ve read and try and think about what I liked the most, and what I’m most looking forward to in the upcoming year. Working in publishing is great for many reasons, but being able to talk with coworkers just as passionate and knowledgeable about the world of literature is perhaps the best part. I decided to poll some of these coworkers to see what they read in 2012 and find out what they liked best, and what they’re looking forward to tackling in 2013. See what we read after the break!

on Monday, January 14th, 2013
in the category Around the Office

World Book Night

A Million reasons to read a book

In January I heard that the US was making its first attempt to participate in World Book Night – an organized night that exists to promote reading around the world. The idea was simple: take 30 of the most popular novels out in publication today, and what I imagine to be thousands of volunteers who absolutely love reading, and then stalk, accost, chat up, and just plain engage people on the street who seem like they need a push in the direction of literature.

on Friday, May 4th, 2012
in the category What We're Reading

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Author Jesse Andrews talks about his new book

Young-adult fiction changed my life. No wait! Keep reading. I think I know where you think I’m going with this. Young-adult-fiction-changed-my-life is a sentiment that one reads now and again, and it’s usually about someone who read this or that book as a teenager, and it gave them hope; inspiration; some new species of joy. But that wasn’t me. I was a triumphantly, relentlessly obnoxious teenager, and I had no patience for young-adult fiction. Reading-wise, I was mostly interested in trying to read The Hardest Possible Thing. Joyce. Dos Passos. Dostoevsky in the original Russian, which of course I do not speak. Mostly I was reading these in conspicuously public places, with what I thought at the time was a Frown Of Extreme Thoughtfulness but which I am now pretty sure was more of a Frown Of Maybe For Some Reason I Am Trying Really Hard To Poop My Pants Here At This Municipal Bus Stop.

on Thursday, March 29th, 2012
in the category Featured Book