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Press Release: Announcing The Origin Event (November 3, 2018)

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        Important links/dates: - Link for the formal event announcement on website:  http:// theoriginevent.com/ introducing-the-origin-event- 2018/ - Tickets go on sale: Saturday, January 6th, 2018 at 7PM EST . *The link for the ticket page will be posted the week leading up to the event.  - Encourage readers...
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Press Release: Book Trailer for Rick Riordan's The Ship Of The Dead!

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Hello Riordan Readers! The newest Rick Riordan release,  The Ship of the Dead , Book 3 in the Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard trilogy, hit shelves yesterday – PLUS a hilarious new  book trailer  just released! We hope you'll check out the new trailer! Share the  Book Trailer Follow...
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What's New In YA ~ October 3rd, 2017

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Are you wondering what's new in  YA  today? Check out these  wonderful  new  releases!             A year ago, Sunny Nwazue, an American-born girl Nigerian girl, was inducted into the secret Leopard Society. As she began to develop her magical powers, Sunny learned that she had been...
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Announcing The Official Blog Tour for Turtles All The Way Down (John Green)!

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COMING TO A CITY NEAR YOU   Turtles All the Way Down with John & Hank Green   http://www.turtlesallthewaydownbook.com   Join #1 bestselling author John Green and special guest Hank Green* on tour in support of John’s new novel, Turtles All the Way Down. In this multimedia event, the brothers will talk about...
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YABC's Buzzworthy Books Of Fall 2017!! (Plus HUGE Giveaway!)

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There are SO MANY amazing books hitting the shelves this Fall.... Which ones are we buzzing about? Check out our list and be sure to enter the awesome giveaway that we are hosting!!!           A secret Twitter account An anonymous photo Everyone is a suspect  Will Foster's...
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Gina
I'm most excited to read Into the Bright Unknown!
Wednesday, 06 September 2017 14:18
Kathleen Pasqualini
Well I've already read it, but Hunting Prince Dracula was my most anticipated book of the year.
Wednesday, 06 September 2017 16:15
John
I am very intrigued by "The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine"--and the cover is really gorgeous!
Wednesday, 06 September 2017 19:35
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Press Release: Lifetime's 'Twisted Secrets September' to Feature Premieres of Three Films based on YA novels!

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Lifetime's 'Twisted  SECRETS  September' will feature the premieres of the movies TEN , starring China Anne McClain, the vampire flick DRINK, SLAY, LOVE from producer Bella Thorne, and SEA CHANGE , based on the Young Adult New York Times bestseller.   Ten - PREMIERES SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 AT 8PM ET/PT  Based...
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YABC's Blogger Of The Month ~ Damaris (Good Choice Reading)

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Welcome to YABC's monthly special feature post, Blogger Of The Month!! Each month YABC will be interviewing a different blogger and highlight all of their hard work within the blogging community!!     Introducing  Damaris @ Good Choice Reading,  YABC's Blogger Of The Month!!       Find us on.... Facebook...
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Press Release: Your Story is Welcome, An Adoption Short Story Microsite!

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A big part of why I wanted  Welcome Home  to happen was the lack of adoption stories floating around for kids. I wanted teenagers to see themselves in the stories they’re reading. In all ways. Happy stories, sad stories, stories that’ll make them angry. And I also wanted to encourage them...
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Press Release: Islandborn by Junot Díaz

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PENGUIN YOUNG READERS TO PUBLISH DEBUT PICTURE BOOK BY NEW YORK TIMES  BESTSELLING AND PULITZER PRIZE WINNING AUTHOR JUNOT DÍAZ Islandborn  scheduled for publication  March 13, 2018   Junot Díaz, the  New York Times  bestselling and Pulitzer prize winning author of  The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao  and  This is...
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AW TEEN SUMMER READING CHALLENGE 2017

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  Who: Everyone who loves reading YA! What: Read  any  AW Teen title (click  here  for a full list) and review it anywhere (your blog, Instagram, YouTube—wherever!). Reviews from September 1, 2016 to August 31, 2017 will be accepted. Yep, even older reviews! When: June 15 th —August 31 st ,...
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