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The Author Village Welcomes Five New Authors!

The Author Village Welcomes Five New Authors!

The Author Village is thrilled to announce that five more stellar authors are joining our community this winter! Like the other authors on our roster, they are a dynamic and diverse group of creators who each excel at interacting with children and readers of all ages....

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Elizabeth Acevedo: National Book Award Winner!

Elizabeth Acevedo: National Book Award Winner!

Huge congratulations to our own Elizabeth Acevedo, who has added to her already-impressive hardware collection with the country's most prestigious literature award, the National Book Award, for The Poet X! We're overjoyed for Elizabeth and so proud and grateful to...

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Book Birthday Bash!

Book Birthday Bash!

It's a book release bonanza here at The Author Village! Today, SEVEN of our authors have books entering the world, and we're celebrating them all! -- = Happy book birthday to Samantha Berger! Her Rock What Ya Got picture book, illustrated by Kerascoët, is an...

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We’re Adding to the Village!

We’re Adding to the Village!

The Author Village is thrilled to announce that we're adding to our ranks! Seven talented authors who are also dynamic and powerful speakers have joined the Author Village, and we're so excited to help bring them to your classroom, library or event!   Brandy...

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Cover Reveal for Laurie Halse Anderson’s SHOUT!

Cover Reveal for Laurie Halse Anderson’s SHOUT!

SHOUT, Laurie Halse Anderson's memoir-in-verse, has a gorgeous new cover! Check out the reveal, and an exclusive poem, over on Bustle! -- Bestselling author Laurie Halse Anderson is known for the unflinching way she writes about, and advocates for, survivors of sexual...

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THE POET X Longlisted for the National Book Award!

THE POET X Longlisted for the National Book Award!

Congratulations to Elizabeth Acevedo! Elizabeth Acevedo's stunning debut novel in verse, The Poet X, has been named to the longlist for the 2018 National Book Award in the category of Young People’s Literature. The Poet X is the story of Xiomara, a young woman growing...

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Happy Birthday, Merci Suárez!

It’s no accident that my new middle grade novel, Merci Suárez Changes Gears (Candlewick Press, Sept 2018) opens on picture day at Seaward Pines Academy. Uy! When I think back to my school days at P.S. 22 in Queens, there weren’t many humiliations greater than that....

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Congratulations, Elizabeth Acevedo!

Congratulations, Elizabeth Acevedo!

The Author Village wants to say a big congratulations to our own Elizabeth Acevedo, winner of the prestigious 2018 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Fiction and Poetry for her amazing debut novel The Poet X! The Horn Book Award has only one criteria — excellence — and...

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Nine More Authors Join The Author Village

Nine More Authors Join The Author Village

The Author Village is thrilled to welcome five new artists to our growing community. Tracey Baptiste, Susan Campbell Bartoletti, John Parra, Aisha Saeed, and Jeff Zentner are now part of The Author Village.

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Five More Authors Join The Author Village

Five More Authors Join The Author Village

The Author Village is thrilled to welcome five new artists to our growing community. Tracey Baptiste, Susan Campbell Bartoletti, John Parra, Aisha Saeed, and Jeff Zentner are now part of The Author Village.

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The Author Village — Thank You!

The Author Village — Thank You!

Launching The Author Village this past month has been a truly wonderful experience. It has far exceeded all my expectations. The website is now fully updated and complete. All fifteen authors are now listed. I'm so happy that Lauren Castillo, Mike Curato, Brendan...

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Congratulations to Laurel Snyder and Ibi Zoboi

Congratulations to Laurel Snyder and Ibi Zoboi

Congratulations to Laurel Snyder and Ibi Zoboi! Laurel Snyder's Orphan Island and Ibi Zoboi's American Street have been named to the longlist for the 2017 National Book Award in the category of Young People's Literature. [gallery link="none" columns="2" size="large"...

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Introducing the Author Village

Introducing the Author Village

The Author Village is a full-service booking business for a community of a forward-thinking and award-winning children’s book authors and illustrators — available for school visits, library visits, festivals, conferences, panels, workshops, and special events. The...

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