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Category Archives: News Tidbits

Two Theatre Communications Group Plays are Pulitzer Prize Finalists!

We are excited to announce that The Humans by Stephen Karam has been named a 2016 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Drama! The Theatre Communications Group play has been a rousing success since it opened on Broadway at the … Continue reading

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What Does It Mean to Be an Entrepreneur? Q&A in Kirkus!

Julie Danielson (Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast) has done a Kirkus Q&A with What Does It Mean to Be an Entrepreneur? co-author Emma Dryden. What Does It Mean to Be an Entrepreneur? is the sixth book in the What Does … Continue reading

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The Story of My Teeth Wins a Los Angeles Times Book Prize!

The 2016 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction goes to The Story of My Teeth by Valeria Luiselli! The Los Angeles Times Jacket Copy section reported the news on April 9. The prize honors literary excellence and celebrates the … Continue reading

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Mom, Dad, Our Books and Me in The New York Times

Danielle Marcotte and Josée Bisaillon‘s beautiful book about books, Mom, Dad, Our Books, and Me, has received a great review in the April 10th issue of The New York Times! Gorgeous and sophisticated, this book doesn’t just preach about the … Continue reading

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Two Alice James Books Reviewed in Library Journal!

Two titles from independent poetry publisher Alice James Books were reviewed in the April 1 issue of Library Journal! Play Dead, a brand new collection of poems by francine j harris, was called “raw and punchy as a street fight.” The collection deals unflinchingly with … Continue reading

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Three Children’s Books for National Autism Awareness Month

April is National Autism Awareness Month, meant to celebrate and draw attention to autism acceptance and awareness. These three books are written from the point of view of characters with autism, and highlight the challenges and successes of life on … Continue reading

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Longlist Picks are in for the Three Percent Best Translated Book Award!

Three Percent, the translated literature-focused blog of the University of Rochester, released its longlists for the 2016 Best Translated Book Awards on March 29! The competition seeks to determine the most impressive book translated in the previous year. More than … Continue reading

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Groundwood Wins Bologna Prize for Best Children’s Publisher of the Year

Groundwood Books has won the esteemed BOP Bologna Prize for the Best Children’s Publisher of the Year for North America! The six winners of this prize received the awards in the Sala dello Stabat Mater at the Archiginnasio Library at … Continue reading

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Tram 83 Wins Etisalat’s African Literature Prize!

At last! We’ve been biting our nails for the past three months, and Tram 83 was finally named the winner of the 2015 Etisalat Prize for Literature on March 19! Tram 83 is the first book not originally written in … Continue reading

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Little Chickies/Los Pollitos Featured in Kirkus and SLJ!

Susie Jaramillo’s innovative, bilingual, accordion-style board book adaptation of one of the most popular nursery rhymes in the Spanish-speaking world has received a Kirkus Star and coverage in School Library Journal! Kirkus calls Little Chickies/Los Pollitos “a thoroughly engaging, ingeniously … Continue reading

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