This edition of Day’s YA highlights YA and YA-OK books by Black authors Note: This list is not exhaustive, but is meant to be a jumping off point. Please support these (and all) Black authors in any way you can, now and always. YA: ALL BOYS AREN’T BLUE by George M Johnson BLACK GIRL UNLIMITED […]
Ready to rev up your library’s book club? Great! We’ve got a TON of resources to help: Reading Group Gold is the destination for reading group news, sweepstakes and giveaways, early copies of upcoming books, and reading guides for select titles from Macmillan. You can also sign up for their newsletter. Our “One Book, One […]
March is Women’s History Month and today we celebrate International Women’s Day! Get inspired by our 2018 ALA Amelia Bloomer Project Book List titles (best feminist books): GIRLS MADE OF SNOW AND GLASS by Melissa Bashardoust DOWN AMONG THE STICKS AND BONES by Seanan McGuire A HOPE MORE POWERFUL THAN THE SEA by Melissa Fleming […]
Good morning, Denver! We look forward to seeing your smiling faces at the events below and in the Macmillan Adult booth #1741! In-booth signing with Adrienne Young 9:30-10:00am Colorado Convention Center | Booth #1741 Adrienne Young will sign complimentary advance copies of her debut YA novel, SKY IN THE DEEP. Spotlight on Book Clubs: ARC […]
We can’t wait to see you in the Macmillan (adult) booth #1741 and at all of our great events at ALA Midwinter in Denver. Check out our schedule below and RSVP ASAP! Friday, February 9 Opening Keynote with Patrisse Khan-Cullors 4:00-5:30pm Colorado Convention Center | Mile High Ballroom 2 & 3 Add to your schedule […]
Congratulations to Frank Bidart, who won the 2017 National Book Award in Poetry for HALF-LIGHT: Collected Poems 1965-2016! And congratulations to Jesmyn Ward on her second National Book Award in Fiction win! We proudly published her 2011 NBA Fiction Award winner, SALVAGE THE BONES, as well as her bestselling and acclaimed memoir, MEN WE REAPED.| […]
You remember when I gushed about Sarah McCarry's ALL OUR PRETTY SONGS over on Uncharted Pages, our readers' advisory blog dedicated to science fiction and fantasy, right? Of course you do! Well, I'm not the only one talking about it.
Glamour included this fantastic, mythologically-inspired teen title in their "What Glamour's Reading Now" column!
Cosmopolitan also featured the book in their "21 Things To Do This Month" section. Now if I finally have your attention, I highly recommend you check Tor.com tomorrow—they're going to run a review, an excerpt, and a giveaway for this fantastic book.
— Tor.com (@tordotcom) July 10, 2013
And speaking of Glamour, Jesmyn Ward, National Book Award-winner and author of SALVAGE THE BONES, will also be featured in the August issue:
— Bloomsbury (@BloomsburyPub) July 9, 2013
Whew, what a conference! Midwinter was a delight this year. We're so glad we got a chance to catch up with so many of you.
Now that we're back, we want to highlight the 2012 YALSA awards winners and nominees that we publish and distribute:
Our 2012 Alex Award Winners:
Our 2012 Alex Award Nominations:
2012 Great Graphic Novels:
DAYBREAK by Brian Ralph
UPDATE: YALSA posted more awards and lists today!
2012 Best Fiction for Young Adults:
MILES FROM ORDINARY by Carol Lynch Williams
2012 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Readers:
FALL FOR ANYTHING by Courtney Summers
2nd UPDATE: YALSA posted their popular paperback picks!
2012 Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, Stick and Stones
*This is the THIRD appearance on a YALSA booklist for SOME GIRLS ARE and THE CHOSEN ONE. They have each now appeared on YALSA’s Popular Paperbacks for Young Adult List (2012), Best Fiction for Young Adults (2010 & 2011) and Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers (2010 & 2011). If you haven't read them yet, now's the time!
The Top Ten
More of the Best
Eviction Notice by K'wan
Summer Rental by Mary Kay Andrews
Excellent picks, Library Journal! If you readers want to see all of Library Journal's great picks from 2011, you can see their "best of" lists right here.
Major congratulations are due to Jesmyn Ward, author of the 2011 National Book Award in Fiction winner: SALVAGE THE BONES.
Ward's gritty yet tender novel about family and poverty in the days leading up to Hurricane Katrina is both beautiful and brutal. Pregnant fourteen-year-old Esch, her brothers, and their mostly absent father are preparing for the storm, but are unprepared for the aftermath.
When she accepted the award, Ward said,
"I understood that I wanted to write about the experiences of the poor, and the black and the rural people of the South, so that the culture that marginalized us for so long would see that our stories were as universal, our lives as fraught and lovely and important, as theirs."
You can re-watch the full National Book Award ceremony hosted by John Lithgow at NationalBook.org.