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Young Adult Library Services Association

For over 50 years the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has been advocating for teen literature and training librarians to serve the needs of teen readers. A section of the American Library Association, YALSA administers the Michael L. Printz Award, recognizing distinguished contributions to YA literature, as well as the Best Fiction of Young Adult, Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers, and Great Graphic Novels for Teens lists, among others.

Adolescent Literature Action Network

The Adolescent Literature Action Network is a key resource for the evaluation of YA literature as well as advocacy for such work in classrooms. The annual workshop, held in conjunction with the NCTE conference, draws YA authors and literature enthusiasts from around the country.

Center for Children's Literature

The Center for Children’s Literature at Bank Street College provides programming, continuing education, and resources with the aim “to create, identify, and advocate for the highest quality literature for all children from infancy through adolescence.”

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Little, Brown Books for Young Readers and the Gotham Group Partner to Develop Entertainment Properties for Book, Film, and Television Formats

Partnership Reflects Commercial Strength of Multi-Platform Storytellers and Launches in Spring 2018 with Phantom Wheel

(New York, NY and Los Angeles, CA)—Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, a leading trade publisher of children’s books, and The Gotham Group, a leading film production and talent management company, have entered into an agreement to collaboratively develop original IP properties with strong book, film, and entertainment potential, it was announced today by Megan Tingley, Executive Vice President and Publisher of Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, founder and CEO of The Gotham Group; and Eddie Gamarra, Co-Head of The Gotham Group literary department. 

The partnership launches in Spring 2018 with the paperback publication of Phantom Wheel by Tracy Deebs, a fast-paced young adult thriller. The editorial direction of the publishing program will be overseen by Kara Sargent, Editor-in-Chief of Licensing and IP at Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. Goldsmith-Vein and Gamarra will spearhead The Gotham’s Group’s pursuit of film and television opportunities.   

This unique collaboration combines Little, Brown Books for Young Readers’ prowess in publishing bestselling children’s and YA books with The Gotham Group’s reputation for great taste in material,  its impressive talent roster and its development and production slate. The partners will conceive, develop, publish, and produce content across a wide array of traditional and evolving entertainment media. 

 

June 16, 2017

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Announces Winner of the First "Little, Brown Emerging Artist Award"

 

NEW YORK, NY (June 16, 2017)—Little, Brown Books for Young Readers announces Jin Xiaojing as the winner of the first Little, Brown Emerging Artist Award. This initiative seeks promising new talent and encourages the development of high-quality picture books that resonate with readers of diverse backgrounds and experiences. The program will provide Xiaojing with a valuable day of mentorship by acclaimed illustrator Jerry Pinkney and children’s book professionals, and a monetary prize.

June 16, 2017

HAMILTON: THE REVOLUTION Named Audiobook of the Year!

Audiobooks by Michael Connelly, Cressida Cowell, James Pattersonalso honored at 2017 Audie Awards 

New York, NY – June 2, 2017   Hachette Audio is proud to announce that four of its audiobooks were named Audie winners by the Audio Publishers Association at the annual gala awards ceremony last night. Hachette Audio had sixteen finalists this year, ranging fourteen diverse categories – including those as varied as Original Work, Romance, Humor, Young Adult, and Fantasy. Hamilton: The Revolution, written by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter - and read by the authors with Mariska Hargitay - won the highest designation of Audiobook of the Year. Competition in this category included titles by Amy Schumer, Carly Simon, Colson Whitehead, and Shonda Rhimes. 

James Patterson’s Cross Justice, read by Ruben Santiago-Hudson and Jefferson Mays, was named the best Thriller/Suspense audiobook of the past year. Best Mystery audiobook went to Michael Connelly’s The Crossing, read by Titus Welliver (who also plays the eponymous detective in the television series Bosch).

Cressida Cowell’s How to Fight a Dragon's Fury was awarded Best Middle Grade listen, adding to the honors this final title in the How To Train Your Dragon series has claimed, which include a Parents’ Choice Gold award and a nod from the National Parenting Product Awards.

"It's gratifying to see our brilliant and creative audio program once again recognized for cross-category excellence, with winners in both children's and adult genres, fiction and nonfiction. Congratulations to all involved in bringing our Audies finalists and winners to listeners, and especially to our new Audiobook of the Year, Hamilton: The Revolution,” said Michael Pietsch, CEO of Hachette Book Group.

June 2, 2017