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Press Release: Call for Submissions from Story Shares

Press Release: Call for Submissions from Story Shares
STORY SHARES LAUNCHES ANNUAL INNOVATIVE WRITING CONTEST THAT POSITIVELYIMPACTS YOUTH LITERACY_The annual “Relevant Reads” writing contest, organized by theBoston-based nonprofit Story Shares, aims to develop fresh content forits broad network of readers across 44 states and 26 countries allworking to improve literacy skills. _BOSTON – Story Shares, a nonprofit organization devoted...
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Featured Review: The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee

Featured Review: The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee
About this book:   New York City as you’ve never seen it before. A thousand-story tower stretching into the sky. A glittering vision of the future, where anything is possible—if you want it enough. Welcome to Manhattan, 2118. A hundred years in the future, New York is a city of innovation...
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Waiting On Wednesday ~ August 31, 2016

Waiting On Wednesday ~ August 31, 2016
  Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at   Breaking the Spine   and spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.           *Beth's Choice* (Assistant Blog Manager for YABC)   Glitter (Aprilynne Pike) Author: Aprilynne Pike Book: Hardcover, 384 pages Expected publication: October 24,...
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Top Ten Tuesday ~ Top Ten Books With Tough Issues

Top Ten Tuesday ~ Top Ten Books With Tough Issues
      The Top Ten Tuesday post was originally created at The Broke and The Bookish so visit there site for all the fun details about this awesome meme!!   This week's Top Ten Tuesday post is Top Ten Tuesday (8/30/16) ~ Top Ten Books Dealing With Tough Issues ~  Check...
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It's Live!! Cover Reveal: The Suffering Tree by Elle Cosimano + Giveaway (International)

It's Live!! Cover Reveal: The Suffering Tree by Elle Cosimano + Giveaway (International)
Hi, YABCers! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for THE SUFFERING TREE by Elle Cosimano, releasing June 13, 2017 from Disney Hyperion. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Elle: Hello, YABC!    About six years ago, I chaperoned a school field trip to a...
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Brenda
Hello! That cover is stunning. I think it expresses perfectly the synopsis of the book. And besides, the choice of colours and th... Read More
Wednesday, 31 August 2016 17:30
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What's New in YA ~ August 30, 2016

What's New in YA ~ August 30, 2016
Are you wondering what's new in  YA today? Check out these  wonderful new releases!   Elias and Laia are running for their lives.After the events of the Fourth Trial, Martial soldiers hunt the two fugitives as they flee the city of Serra and undertake a perilous journey through the heart of the Empire....
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Featured Review: Recoil (Joanne Macgregor)

Featured Review: Recoil (Joanne Macgregor)
  About The Book: When a skilled gamer gets recruited as a sniper in the war against a terrorist-produced pandemic, she discovers there’s more than one enemy and more than one war. The Game is real. Three years after a series of terrorist attacks flooded the US with a lethal plague,...
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Diversify Your Shelves--"Writing Fiction in the Age of Trump"

Diversify Your Shelves--"Writing Fiction in the Age of Trump"
Writing Fiction in the Age of Trump by Rahul Kanakia   Recently a friend of mine, Ferrett, was talking about the upcoming release of the third book in his excellent urban fantasy trilogy, and he was like, I'm thinking of doing less promotion for this book, because, well, with all of...
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Author Chat with Skip Brittenham (Between Worlds), Plus Giveaway!

Author Chat with Skip Brittenham (Between Worlds), Plus Giveaway!
  Today we're excited to chat with Skip Brittenham,   author of Between Worlds!  Below you'll find our interview, more about Skip, and his book, plus a giveaway!     Author of BETWEEN WORLDS G.P. Putnam’s Sons; August 30, 2016     YABC:  Why did you write Between Worlds?    I’ve always had an interest in...
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Author Of The Week: Chat with Katharine McGee (The Thousandth Floor), Plus Giveaway!!

Author Of The Week: Chat with Katharine McGee (The Thousandth Floor), Plus Giveaway!!
Welcome to our weekly special feature post, Author Of The Week!! Each week we will be interviewing a different YA author and highlighting their upcoming release! We will also be hosting a giveaway of the book we are highlighting!!     Introducing Katharine McGee, YABC's Author of the Week!! Katharine McGee is from...
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I love the idea of a non-dystopian non-utopian book. Looking forward to reading The Thousandth Floor!
Monday, 29 August 2016 21:40
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