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National Book Awards

Jacqueline Woodson - Another Brooklyn
Another BrooklynNo stranger to the National Book Awards (she won in 2014 for her verse novel, Brown Girl Dreaming), Jacqueline Woodson earns another nomination for her latest fiction, Another Brooklyn. This novel, although written for adult audiences in mind, follows August through her memories of her childhood and adolescence for, as Woodson states, “those complex years have a profound impact on the rest of our lives” (NPR, All Things Considered, 2016).

Interview with Tara Altebrando

The LeavingHere at the Center, we've all been passing around The Leaving by Tara Altebrando and raving about how creative and haunting it is.  The Leaving is the perfect book to get readers engrossed in a book and desperate to turn the next page.  The book tells the story of six kindergarteners who go missing without a trace, only to return years later.  Only five of the now sixteen-year olds return and they have no knowledge of where they have been or what has happened to the remaining victim.  

Shopping for Books? Help the Center Out!

We hope you are planning on joining us Monday evening for children's and young adult author Matt de la Pena, who will be joining us at Barnes and Noble at 7:00 p.m. While you are there, make sure you pick up a few books to read! If you mention The Center for Children's and Young Adult Literature, we will receive a portion of the proceeds from the sale.  You can present this flyer or simply mention The Center.  This code also works at from September 19-24.  Thanks for supporting The Center and happy reading!


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