It’s Live!! Cover Reveal: Ruin of Stars by Linsey Miller + Giveaway (US/Canada Only)

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Hi, YABCers! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for RUIN OF STARS by Linsey Miller, releasing in August 2018 from Sourcebooks Fire . Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Linsey:  Hello, YABC friends. Our Queen of the Eastern Spires and Lady of Lightning...
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The cover is cool! This sounds like a great second part of the duology!
Thursday, 15 February 2018 22:33
Kara S
The cover somehow conveys to me that this author and book are/will be popular. The storyline sounds compelling, and I've heard am... Read More
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This cover is really pretty and cool looking, got my attention right away ??
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Spotlight on Assassin of Truths by Brenda Drake, Plus Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight  Assassin of Truths (Library Jumpers #3)  by Brenda Drake!  Read on for more about Julia and her book, plus theimportance of autistic characters in YA, and a giveaway!    Meet Brenda Drake!   Brenda Drake, the youngest of three children, grew up an Air Force...
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I don't like the cover much -- I don't like to see people on covers, and I dislike the colors and style. The storyline sounds goo... Read More
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Lily M.
Pretty cover, got my attention right away ??
Sunday, 18 February 2018 05:18
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Author Chat with Marie Marquardt (Flight Season), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat Marie Marquardt , author of  Flight Season.   Read on for more about Marie and her book, plus a giveaway!   Meet Marie Marquardt !   Marie Marquardt is a Scholar-in-Residence at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology and has been an advocate for social...
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The cover is adorable! This sounds like a great light-hearted, yet serious contemporary!
Monday, 19 February 2018 02:35
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It’s Live!! Cover Reveal: LIGHT YEARS by Emily Ziff Griffin + Giveaway (US Only)

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Hi, YABCers! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for LIGHT YEARS by Emily Ziff Griffin, releasing September 11, 2018 from Simon Pulse . Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Emily:  I’m so thrilled to share with you the new, ultra gorgeous cover for...
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The cover is lovely, but the thrilling plot description sold me on this -- along with the intriguing author bio! Thanks. --Kara ... Read More
Thursday, 15 February 2018 16:26
Lily M.
I like the color on this cover ??
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YABC's Valentine's Day Giveaway Extravaganza 2018 (Children's)

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Welcome to YABC's first annual Valentine's Day Giveaway Extravaganza! We're featuring titles that reflect love, happiness, and plenty of heart! Check out all of these amazing books that are perfect for reading during the Valentine's Day holiday and then enter the HUGE giveaway being offered that will include a copy...
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I love Hamstersaurus Rex!
Thursday, 15 February 2018 18:19
John
"Which of the books from the Valentine's Day Giveaway Extravaganza are you most excited about?" "Groundhog Day"!
Thursday, 15 February 2018 22:36
Lily M.
These books look cute, I'm sure my niece would love them ??
Sunday, 18 February 2018 05:21
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YABC's Valentine's Day Giveaway Extravaganza 2018 (YA)

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Welcome to YABC's first annual Valentine's Day Giveaway Extravaganza!   We're featuring titles that reflect love, happiness, and plenty of heart! Check out all of these amazing books that are perfect for reading during the Valentine's Day holiday and then enter the HUGE giveaway being offered that will include a...
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There are a lot of great titles in this prize pack. I think the title I am most excited about is The Belles. I have heard such gre... Read More
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Ohhh it’s too hard to choose just one, so I’ll name two ? I’m the most excited about th me Belles and The Traitor Prince ??
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Several are high on my to-read list; one I haven't seen as much coverage of online (on book blogs) is Three Sides of a Heart -- th... Read More
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Spotlight on Votes For Women by Winifred Conkling, Plus Top 5 Things You (Probably) Don’t Know About the Suffrage Movement!

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Today we're excited to spotlight Votes For Women by Winifred Cinkling! Read on for more Winifred and her book, plus the top 5 things you (probably) don't know about the suffrage movement! 

 

Meet Winifred Conkling!

 

Winifred Conkling is an award-winning author of fiction and nonfiction for young readers, including Passenger on the Pearl and Votes for Women! and the middle-grade novel Sylvia & Aki.

 
 
Meet Votes For Women!
 

On August 18, 1920, American women finally won the right to vote. Ratification of the 19th Amendment was the culmination of an almost eighty-year fight in which some of the fiercest, most passionate women in history marched, protested, and sometimes broke the law in to achieve this huge leap toward equal rights.

In this expansive yet personal volume, author Winifred Conkling covers not only the suffragists’ achievements and politics but also the private journeys that fueled their passion and led them to become women’s champions. From Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, who founded the suffrage movement at the 1848 Seneca Falls convention; to Victoria Woodhull, the first female candidate for president; to Sojourner Truth and her famous speech, “Ain’t I a Woman?”; to Alice Paul, who was arrested and force-fed in prison, Conkling combines thorough research with page-turning storytelling to bring the battle for the right to vote to vivid life. Votes for Women! also explores the movement’s often powerful, sometimes difficult relationship with the temperance and abolition movements, and takes unflinching look at some of the uglier moments in the fight for the women’s vote.

Votes for Women! is a mesmerizing read perfect for fans of propulsive narrative nonfiction stories like Most Dangerous and The Family Romanov.

5 Things You (Probably) Don’t Know About the Suffrage Movement

 

1.) In 1848—the time of the first women’s rights convention—women didn’t have the legal right to own property, sign contracts, or speak in public meetings. Women could be beaten by their husbands and fathers (as long as the whip was not thicker than a thumb). Still, the most controversial topic at the convention was giving women the right to vote. 

 

2.) Suffragist Susan B. Anthony voted for president in 1872, more than fifty years before the 19th Amendment was ratified. (Later she was arrested and almost sent to jail.)

 

3.) Nearly one hundred women were arrested and jailed for carrying signs demanding the right to vote. Some of them went on a hunger strike while in prison. To tempt the women to eat, the warden hired six cooks to fry ham and bacon 24-hours a day. None of the women gave in.

 

4.) The ratification vote for the 19th Amendment came down to a single vote in the Tennessee House of Representatives. Everyone thought the vote was tied, but one man changed his mind and voted “yes” to suffrage because his mother asked him to.

 

5.) Only one woman who attended the Women’s Rights Convention in Seneca Falls in 1848 lived to see the passage of the 19th Amendment. That woman, Charlotte Woodard, was 91 years old in 1920. She died before she ever made it to the polls.

 

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Waiting On Wednesday ~ February 14th, 2018

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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* (YABC Blog Manager)   Grace and Fury (Tracy...
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EEE! SADIE I am DYING for that book. Sigh. Adore Courtney so so much. The rest of the books looks amazing too Happy reading you ... Read More
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It’s Live!! Cover Reveal: AS SHE ASCENDS by Jodi Meadows + Giveaway (US Only)

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Hi, YABCers! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for AS SHE ASCENDS by Jodi Meadows, releasing September 11, 2018 from Katherine Tegen Books . Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Jodi:  Hello YABC! I'm so so so so pleased to share the cover...
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I love this cover -- it's now my favourite of all of Jodi's covers BY FAR! it's so gorgeous! As for the synopsis, i can't wait to ... Read More
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Candy Borjas
The cover is gorgeous. I can't wait to read this book. The synopsis has me wanting the book to be released sooner. Mira's story is... Read More
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Victoria Van Vleet
The cover is so beautiful and goes with the first book so perfectly. I LOVE her dress so much! I’m interested to see where book 2 ... Read More
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Featured Review: Ghost Of Bliss Bayou (Jack Massa)

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About This Book: For sixteen-year old Abigail Renshaw, the terrifying nightmares are not the worst part. When apparitions start leaking out of the nightmares into her waking life—Well, that's a problem. But Abby's dealt with hallucinations before, and she's nothing if not resilient. Following clues from the nightmares, she convinces...
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