Day’s YA: Black YA Authors

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 […]

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The BIG Book Club Resource Guide

The BIG Book Club Resource Guide

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 […]

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Happy Women’s History Month/International Women’s Day 2018!

Happy Women’s History Month/International Women’s Day 2018!

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 […]

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ALA Midwinter 2018 – Saturday Events

ALA Midwinter 2018 – Saturday Events

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 […]

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Macmillan Library @ ALA Midwinter 2018 (Booth #1741)

Macmillan Library @ ALA Midwinter 2018 (Booth #1741)

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 […]

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2017 National Book Award Winners

2017 National Book Award Winners

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.| […]

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Getting Glamorous!

Getting Glamorous!

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!

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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. 

 

 

And speaking of Glamour, Jesmyn Ward, National Book Award-winner and author of SALVAGE THE BONES, will also be featured in the August issue:

 

 

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ALA Midwinter Love and Our YALSA Award Winners!

ALA Midwinter Love and Our YALSA Award Winners!

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:

SALVAGE THE BONES by Jesmyn Ward
THE LOVER'S DICTIONARY by David Levithan
BIG GIRL SMALL by Rachel DeWoskin

See the full list of 2012 Alex Award-winners here.

Our 2012 Alex Award Nominations:

AFTER THE GOLDEN AGE by Carrie Vaughn
AMONG OTHERS by Jo Walton
EMORY'S GIFT by W. Bruce Cameron

See the full list of 2012 Alex Award-nominees here.

2012 Great Graphic Novels:

DAYBREAK by Brian Ralph

See YALSA's full list of 2012 Great Graphic Novels here.

UPDATE: YALSA posted more awards and lists today!

2012 Best Fiction for Young Adults:

MILES FROM ORDINARY by Carol Lynch Williams 

See YALSA's full list of 2012 Best Fiction for Young Adults here.

2012 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Readers:

FALL FOR ANYTHING by Courtney Summers

See YALSA's full list of 2012 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Readers here.

2nd UPDATE: YALSA posted their popular paperback picks!

2012 Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, Stick and Stones

SOME GIRLS ARE* by Courtney Summers

THE CHOSEN ONE* by Carol Lynch Williams

*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!

See YALSA's full list of 2012 Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults here.

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Library Journal’s Best Books 2011:

Library Journal’s Best Books 2011:

And wrapping up our week of annual best books lists is Library Journal's Best Books of 2011! Here are all of the Macmillan titles you should check out (library pun totally intended):

The Top Ten

Midnight Rising by Tony Horwitz
Tides of War by Stella Tillyard

More of the Best

The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides
Pulphead: Essays by John Jeremiah Sullivan
Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward

Mystery

Now You See Me by S.J. Bolton
Killed at the Whim of a Hat by Colin Cotterill
Wicked Autumn by G.M. Malliet
Stealing Mona Lisa by Carson Morton

SF/Fantasy

Leviathans of Jupiter by Ben Bova
The Unremembered by Peter Orullian
The Quantum Thief by Hannu Rajaniemi
The Children of the Sky by Verner Vinge

Street Lit

Eviction Notice by K'wan

Women's Fiction

Summer Rental by Mary Kay Andrews

Historical Fiction

Pacific Glory by P.T. Deutermann
The American Heiress by Daisy Goodwin

Thrillers

You’re Next by Gregg Hurwitz
Strong at the Break by Jon Land

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.

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Salvage the Bones Wins the 2011 National Book Award in Fiction!

Salvage the Bones Wins the 2011 National Book Award in Fiction!

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,

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"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.

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