Nick's Picks March 2017

June 2017

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Since the mid-1990s, I have been privileged to be part of this awesome children's and young adult book community. What a gift it's been to feel connected with readers everywhere—thanks to books!

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Nick Glass, Founder & Executive Director

Behind the Books: Ruth Behar on being a scribe

Debut author Ruth Behar's background as a cultural anthropologist proved useful as she found herself "transcribing" the story of a fictional character, weaving truth and fiction into one narrative.

In this month's guest blog post, learn how her own childhood experiences with immigration and a major car accident shaped the story for Lucky Broken Girl (Penguin 2017).

Read Ruth Behar's Guest Blog Post now.

Meet-the-Author Book Reading: Kwame Alexander on poets

Kwame Alexander Out of Wonder bookcover
A TeachingBooks Original Haiku
Enjoy poetry.
Anytime of year works great.
No summer slide here.

When Newbery-winning author Kwame Alexander set out to collaboratively write Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets (Candlewick 2017) with poets Marjory Wentworth and Chris Colderly, who knew that shrimp and grits would be involved?!

Listen to Kwame Alexander introduce the backstory behind his book.

Browse all Meet-the-Author Book Readings.

Featured Booklists: Summer Reading Programs

Summer Reading Programs

Now that most schools are out, many public libraries are in the thick of their summer reading programs.

Engage readers of all ages with resources found via these summer reading lists!

Contests & Giveaways

Check out our June Contests & Giveaways, accompanied by multimedia resources!

  • Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson
  • Shark Lady by Jess Keating
  • Dex by Sheri Lynn Fishbach

See the June Contests & Giveaways on our blog.

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