MONDAY’S NOT COMING is a Top 10 YALSA BFYA selection! During the Teen Feedback Session at ALA Midwinter, teens from Seattle and Oregon shared their opinions about the books on the Best Fiction for Young Adults 2019 list. With their input, the BFYA 2019 Blogging team determined the BFYA 2019 Top Ten. Congratulations to author Tiffany Jackson!
Congratulations to Tiffany Jackson! Her debut, ALLEGEDLY, (Katherine Tegel Books, 2017) has been nominated for the 2019-2020 South Carolina Young Adult Book Award.
Mike Allegra’s KIMMIE TUTTLE AND THE MOMENT OF TOOTH, about an inventress who decides to catch a tooth fairy to ask for funding for an invention she needs; each book will show her saving the day with her inventions as she faces problems from some mythical sources, to Candice Keimig at ABDO, in a four-book deal, for publication in fall 2021, by Natalie Lakosil at Bradford Literary Agency (world).
Sarah Raughley’s THE BONES OF RUIN, set in Victorian England, following an African tightrope walker with a secret: she cannot die; but when she gets involved with a mysterious society that’s convinced the world is ending, she’s drafted in the fight-to-the-death tournament of freaks where she learns the terrible truth of who and what she really is, to Sarah McCabe at Simon Pulse, in a three-book deal, for publication in summer 2021, by Natalie Lakosil at Bradford Literary Agency (world).
Earlier this week, the cover for Jenn Bennett’s newest book, THE LADY ROGUE (September 2019), was released. Bookmark the release date, because you don’t want to miss this adventure! It’s THE LAST MAGICIAN meets A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO VICE AND VIRTUE. This thrilling tale is filled with magic and set in the mysterious Carpathian Mountains where a girl must hunt down Vlad the Impaler’s cursed ring in order to save her father.
Congratulations to Tiffany Jackson and her second novel! The Coretta Scott King-John Steptoe award is established to affirm new talent and to offer visibility to excellence in writing and/or illustration which otherwise might be formally unacknowledged within a given year.
These books affirm new talent and offer visibility to excellence in writing or illustration at the beginning of a career as a published book creator.
LET THE CHILDREN MARCH, written by Monica Clark-Robinson and illustrated by Frank Morrison, has been named a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book. This award recognizes the works of outstanding African American authors and illustrators, and upholds the vital importance of children’s literature that celebrates African American life and culture. Congratulations!
Congratulations to Rachel Lynn Solomon and her debut, YOU’LL MISS ME WHEN I’M GONE. This award recognizes the best in Jewish literature. Medals are awarded to outstanding books that authentically portray the Jewish experience and we are so proud that one of our authors earned this achievement!
Tiffany Jackson’s gripping novel about the mystery of one teenage girl’s disappearance and the traumatic effects of the truth has received the We Need Diverse Books Walter Award for the Teen Category. The award recognizes titles by diverse authors that “feature diverse main characters and address diversity in a meaningful way”.
From the author of YOU’LL MISS ME WHEN I’M GONE comes a stunning contemporary novel that examines the complicated aftermath of a kidney transplant between best friends. Rachel Lynn Solomon’s new release, OUR YEAR OF MAYBE, was released January 15, 2019. Published by Simon & Schuster, OYOM is an aching, heartbreaking, and excellent follow up to her first book.