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Passenger/ Wayfarer Giveaway!

Last year we hosted the lovely Alexandra Bracken for her release of Passenger, unfortunately this year she didn't make it our way in celebration for Wayfarer, BUT she sent us a special package of beautiful signed book plates and stunning art prints! Did I mention that Alexandra is lovely? This is just amazing!

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THEY'RE BEAUTIFUL!

Well, we can't just keep these for ourselves! So we're going to share the love.

Here's the run down:

We have

- 5 hardback copies of Passenger w/ beautiful book plates 

- 10 hardback copies of Wayfarer w/ beautiful book plates

- 6 stunning, signed art prints

The first 6 people who purchase hardback copies of Passenger or Wayfarer on our website using the coupon code  NYMBC, will receive the book, a matching signed book plate, and one of the signed art prints with free shipping! 

Passenger Giveaway Wayfarer Giveaway

 

The remaining copies will be available with the bookplates while supplies last! 

Passenger with Book Plate Wayfarer Plate

Again,make sure to enter the NYMBC coupon code and then select "NYMBC free shipping promo" for your shipping cost. 

U.S. customers only. 

 

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Holly Goldberg Sloan on Why Reading Matters

Holly Goldberg Sloan author photo

I was not a lonely child. I had friends on the street and in school. I had two brothers in my house. We always had a dog and at one time a catand even a pet goat, although he didn’t view himself as any kind of pet. We traveled A LOT. That was part of my dad’s career. He went places to do research and teach and as a family we went with him. So I wasn’t someone who sat inside and read to escape. I read as an escape. Is that different? I think so.  There was always so much going on around me that books were a comfort. They were there for me when I needed things to settle down.

It’s possible that my early relationship with books is more in sync with why books matter for kids around the world today. Books require a singlefocus. You can’t read a book and at the same time do three other things. Books calm the brain, but they also make it come alive. Henry Huggins by Beverly Cleary

I was young when I first discovered Beverly Cleary. I read Henry Huggins and something inside me snapped. In a great way. This was a book about kids who felt real with emotions that I recognized. It also was a book that made me laugh. I remember telling my mother I needed to go back to the public library and find everything this woman had written. But I said I needed to find Beverly CLEARLY.  I’d given her a new name. This author made me see the world and myself more clearly. Isn’t that what great books do?

I have read the Ms. Cleary was a reluctant reader when she was young and that is why (in part) she became a librarian. She later decided to writebooks because she wanted kids to find material that they could relate to in real ways. She succeeded for me in the biggest possible way.  She made me want to be a writer myself.


Holly Goldberg Sloan directed feature films, including Angels in the Outfield and Made in America. Her novel, Counting by 7s, was a New York Times-bestseller. Her latest book, Short, is an irresistible story of self-discovery and of the role models who forever change us. Pick up Counting by 7s and Short at your local Books Inc. today!

Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan Short by Holly Goldberg Sloan

 

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San Francisco ’65

  It would be easy to say that Elan Mastai’s All Our Wrong Todays is about time travel.  But since it’s about so much more – choice and consequence, love and loss – I’ll instead say that 1965 is important, lemon trees are important, and champagne, yes, is important.  So pour yourself a glass – but be prepared to have it grow warm, because you won’t want to put this book down once you start.  

 

San Francisco ’65

Champagne
Limoncello
Sugar cube
Lemon bitters
Lemon twist for garnish

In a champagne flute, douse the sugar cube with lemon bitters.  Add champagne.  Top with limoncello and garnish with the twist.
 

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2016-2017 Asian/Pacific American Award for Young Adult Literature Announced

 

About the Award: 

The awards promote Asian/Pacific American culture and heritage and are awarded to titles published from October 2015 to September 2016 based on their literary and artistic merit.

Winner:

Outrun the Moon by Stacey Lee!

Outrun the Moon by Stacey Lee

 

What the ALA had to say about Outrun the Moon

Stacy Lee has written a richly detailed and compelling historical novel about a smart, driven Chinese American girl set against the backdrop of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. Mercy Wong dreams of freedom and independence from society’s prejudices as well as her own family’s traditions and expectations.

Books Inc. Staff Review:

Stacey Lee has created yet another amazing cast of characters! Mercy Wong is a strong, independent young woman who loves her family and takes charge when necessary. San Francisco is more of a character than a setting and you can feel Stacey's love for it in the writing, which is beautiful and descriptive. I knew the second I started reading that I would love this book. I instantly sank into this great story, knowing it would take me along for a great ride!

— Hannah, NYMBC

 

Honor:

Watched by Marina Budhos

Watched by Marina Budhos

 

What the ALA had to say about Watched

Pulled from today’s headlines, Marina Budhos’ YA novel explores society’s fear and suspicion of those deemed Other – most especially young Muslim men.  Naeem is one, and he’s always being watched — by his parents, by the neighbors, by the cops, by his little brother, by surveillance cameras.  However, an arrest for shoplifting turns into an opportunity for the Watched to become the Watcher.

 

For a more extensive list of winners and more information on the Asian/ Pacific American Librarians Association, visit their website. 

 

Congratulations to Stacey Lee and Marina Budhos! 

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