How to Start a Revolution by Being Yourself: Author Guest Post by Katryn Bury
When I was young, I liked to hide. Literally in the closet. I felt safest there, with a flashlight, reading my books in peace. In the closet, I could be alone, my head filled with whatever adventure was on the...
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Pressing Reset on my Childhood: Author Guest Post by Phil Stamper
The video game Stardew Valley has a simple premise: you’ve quit your day job and moved to a farmhouse passed onto you by your grandfather. You start your new life as a farmer and start to get to know the...
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Coming Out On Your Own Terms: Author Guest Post by Sonora Reyes
I originally wrote The Lesbiana’s Guide to Catholic School because I wanted to send queer teens a message I so desperately needed when I was in their shoes: Being in the closet does not make you a liar. It doesn’t...
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The Naturalness of Homosexuality: Author Guest Post by Eliot Schrefer
In middle school, I’d often spend lunch in the safety of the media center. From where I sat reading, I remember fixating on the army-green library bindings of The Book of Knowledge encyclopedia set. How cool, I’d think, everything there...
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The Golem: Author Guest Post by Rebecca Podos
When I set out to write a book about a (not the!) Jewish American experience, I knew I’d have a few half-forgotten lessons to relearn. I needed to brush up on history, like the timeline of German-occupied Europe and Jewish...
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The Book for My Inner Bat Mitzvah Girl: Author Guest Post by Terri Libenson
I was raised as a Conservative Jew. That’s the middle-of-the-road (aka Goldilocks) sect of Jewish observance. Although my conservative synagogue was somewhat traditional, our family happened to be those infamous “twice-a-year” Jews. That is, we’d only go to temple on...
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From Generation to Generation: Author Blog Post by Lisa Greenwald
There’s a popular phrase in Judaism: L’Dor Vador. Translated from Hebrew, it’s "from generation to generation." It means that it’s up to us to pass down the history, traditions and love of our faith onto the next generation. It’s an...
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Spotlight on Jewish Representation
May is Jewish American Heritage Month, a time set aside to recognize the more than 350-year history of Jewish contributions to American culture. It's a dedicated time to pay tribute to the generations of Jewish Americans who helped form the...
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Visit Us at TLA 2022!
At long last, we're finally back in person! The HarperStacks team is traveling to Fort Worth, Texas, for TLA 2022 (April 25-28) Come visit us at the HarperCollins Children's Booth #2225 for AREs, finished book giveaways, book talks, free resources,...
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HarperCollins Stands Against Censorship
Banning books creates barriers that prevent underrepresented voices from sharing their stories and feeling seen in the pages. We at HarperCollins uplift these stories and stand against censorship. Books harness the power of literature to develop empathy and understanding and...
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Shake Up Your Shelves this AAPI Heritage Month
  Searching for some books to add to your TBR pile this month? Look no further! We’ve curated a list of books for all ages perfect for AAPI Heritage Month programming and curriculum. Download a poster for your classroom, library,...
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Oceans of Possibilities: Summer Reading 2022
Dive Into Summer Reading by Christina Carpino, School & Library Marketing Coordinator As a librarian, Summer Reading was my absolute favorite time of the year. Bringing families together for free, educational fun AND getting to share my favorite books with...
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Congratulations to our 2022 ALA Youth Media Award Winners and Honorees!
We’re thrilled to share with you some terrific HarperCollins Children’s Books news! These authors and titles have been recognized by the American Library Association and its affiliates as amongst the very best of the best and we couldn’t be more...
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Title Spotlight: Stacey's Extraordinary Words
Stacey's Extraordinary Wordswritten by Stacey Abramsillustrated by Kitt Thomason sale December 28, 2021 The debut picture book from iconic voting rights advocate and #1 New York Times bestselling author Stacey Abrams is an inspiring tale of determination, based on her...
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Celebrate Black Voices All Year Long!
Add these books to your collection in 2022 What books are you sharing with young readers this Black History Month? We encourage you to Shake Up Your Shelves by celebrating the Black history makers of today and shining a spotlight...
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Behind the Book: Black Birds in the Sky, by Brandy Colbert
A searing new work of nonfiction from award-winning author Brandy Colbert about the history and legacy of one of the most deadly and destructive acts of racial violence in American history: the Tulsa Race Massacre. In the early morning of...
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The Beat of Heartdrum: A letter from Cynthia Leitich Smith
The Beat of Heartdrum Hesci, dear friends. What a year it has been for celebrating the literary and page-turning appeal of Native children’s stories! At Heartdrum, we are deeply honored by the overwhelming show of support and enthusiasm from our...
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Author Guest Post: Braiding My Past and Present in Native Children's Literature by Dawn Quigley
My Past My Present Promoting respectful Native American representation in literature is where my fire lies now; yet this flame was nearly extinguished by the deluge of the wave of my first encounter with this literature when I was a...
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Top of the Stacks 2021
Though there are many things that could be said about 2021, one fact is undeniable: it's been a phenomenal year for children's and young adult books. We've gathered some of our most beloved, well-reviewed, and highly acclaimed titles from the...
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New Year, New Books!
2022 is swiftly approaching, and with it, a slew of phenomenal new books for readers of all ages. Whether you're searching for a picture book biography, middle grade fantasy, YA contemporary, or anything in between, look no further - we...
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Title Spotlight: PUNCHING THE AIR
One of the most acclaimed YA novels of the year is coming soon in paperback! * We Need Diverse Books Walter Award Winner * Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor Book * BCALA Best of the Best * Bank Street Best...
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