In the News with TFCB: Speaking Up for What Is Fair and Right

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By Domenica Di Piazza, Editorial Director of Twenty-First Century Books

Over the years, TFCB has tackled some extraordinarily tough topics for YA readers. Our Spring 2019 list is no exception, with Fake News and Exposing Hate coming out from Mike Miller, one of the imprint’s newest writers. (Welcome, Mike!) The subject matter is tough because it reflects trends in American life that are frightening and that destabilize our faith in the reliability of powerful leaders and in the media as a check on authority. How can we make sense of these trends, and what can we do as individuals to make a difference for the good? Read More

New Year, New Audisee eBooks with Audio

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By Kate Schefer, Digital Products Coordinator

Every season we work to expand our current collection of Audisee® ebooks with Audio. We hope to reach every reluctant and struggling reader with a diverse range of topics, reading levels, and genres. And this season is no different! Read on to see a few of our highlighted titles, and what makes Audisee eBooks with Audio so special. Read More

Makerspace Roundup

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By Sara E. Hoffmann, School & Library Series Managing Editor

January 17 is a red-letter day in the world of STEAM! It’s Ben Franklin Day and Kid Inventors’ Day. Libraries can celebrate these occasions today—and all year through!—by encouraging kids to try their hand at their own inventing and/or creative projects, whether those projects be science, technology, engineering, arts, or math-focused. Read More

Flight of a Starling: Cover Thoughts

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By Danielle Carnito, Trade Art Director

A novel cover came across my desk sometime last year, from one of our UK partners. That cover was for Flight of a Starling, by Lisa Heathfield. As we’re publishing the North American version of this book (coming out on Feb 5, 2019!), my job at this point was to assess whether the existing cover design would work for our particular market. Read More