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Teens Writing Teens: September’s BBL on Teenagers with Book Contracts

Teens Writing Teens: September’s BBL on Teenagers with Book Contracts
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The Outsiders, first published in in 1967, began a genre of books for and about teenagers—and it was written by one, too. S.E. Hinton wrote her bleeding-edge coming-of-age novel as a fifteen- and sixteen-year-old high school student. Nowadays young adult literature is still defined by that acutely teenaged voice, and it seems teen and...
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YPG Special Edition Book Club: Queen of the Tearling

YPG Special Edition Book Club: Queen of the Tearling
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To celebrate this epic fantasy debut, Harper sent out hundreds of copies to YPG members in one of our most epic Little Big Mouth mailings to date. The first book in a new trilogy by Erika Johansen, THE QUEEN OF THE TEARLING follows a newly minted nineteen-year-old queen on a perilous journey full of...
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YPG September BBL: A Teenager with a Book Contract?

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For kids, by kids.  It’s a model explored with varying levels of authenticity in many mediums from television comedy to online journalism, broadcast radio to social media. And it’s taking the world of book publishing by storm.  More and more debut authors under the age 20 are emerging in the young readers marketplace as...
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YPG Book to Film Club: Twilight

YPG Book to Film Club: Twilight

Thanks to those of you who joined us for our last film club viewing and discussion of SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK by Matthew Quick. It’s summertime, and our next YPG Book to Film Club selection is a classic beach read: TWILIGHT, based on the novel by Stephanie Meyer (Little, Brown, 2005).
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Book to Film Club Recap: The Perks of Being a Wallflower Accepts the YPG Love It Deserves

Book to Film Club Recap: The Perks of Being a Wallflower Accepts the YPG Love It Deserves

The YPG Book to Film Club packed into a movie theater-esque conference room at Simon & Schuster last Wednesday night, February 20th, to view the adaptation of the much beloved YA novel, The Perks of Being a Wallflower. In this funny and touching coming-of-age story, an introvert high school freshman named Charlie is taken...
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Strong BBL Turnout Proves Dystopian Lit Isn’t Going Away Anytime Soon

Strong BBL Turnout Proves Dystopian Lit Isn’t Going Away Anytime Soon

On Wednesday, March 28, YPG members gathered at HarperCollins to delve into the depths of dystopian literature. The panel featured editors Greg Ferguson and Rosemary Brosnan, associate marketing manager Stephanie O’Cain, and Galaxy Craze, the author of The Last Princess!
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YPG joins Pitch! in another live storytelling event

YPG joins Pitch! in another live storytelling event

On Tuesday, April 19, 2011, at 7:00pm at the Under St. Mark's Theater in the East Village, all the seats were taken and all eyes and ears were focused on four comedian/story-teller/performance artists who each pitched an idea (or three) for a children's or YA book to Francesco Sedita, the Publisher of Grosset &...
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Publishing Profiles: Francesco Sedita, President and Publisher of Grosset & Dunlap/PSS!

Publishing Profiles: Francesco Sedita, President and Publisher of Grosset & Dunlap/PSS!

Recently, YPG sat down with Francesco Sedita, President and Publisher of Grosset & Dunlap/PSS!, a Penguin Young Readers imprint for paperback series, brands, and licenses, in his Hudson Street office to chat about his views on the future—and present—of publishing.
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You Can Read a YA Book on the Train

On February 8, 2011, in our largest Brown Bag Lunch to date, over 150 YPG members gathered at Random House to discuss an increasingly popular topic among readers and publishers: Young Adult literature.
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