Tag: young readers

If I Stay, the New York Times bestselling novel by award-winning author Gayle Forman, will soon be a major motion picture from Warner Bros. The film adaptation of the critically-acclaimed novel, starring Chloë Grace Moretz, Mireille Enos, and Jamie Blackley, will be released in theaters on August 22, 2014 (watch the official trailer here). If I Stay is the emotionally arresting story of seventeen-year-old Mia as she walks the line between life and death in the twenty-four hours after a catastrophic car accident. The paperback movie tie-in edition was released on July 8, and features interviews conducted between the author and Chloë Grace Moretz, who plays Mia in the movie, and Jamie Blackley, who stars as Mia's boyfriend, Adam. Read an exclusive excerpt of the interviews here, and find more information about the movie online at ifistaymovie.com.  
Tuesday morning,  NBC’s Today Show announced John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars (Dutton Children’s Books, 1/10/12; Speak, 4/8/14) as its May Book Club Pick.  Green sat down with Today host Willie Geist for a one-on-one interview, in which he talks about why he wrote the book, his involvement with the film, and the actors who were chosen to play his characters. The month-long Today promotion will include giveaways, and outreach with trivia questions on Today’s social media platforms, culminating in a Google Hangout on June 2 from the New York premiere of The Fault in Our Stars on the red carpet with Green and cast members. In other John Green news, BuzzFeed visited the Amsterdam set of The Fault in Our Stars  film for their feature interview with Green. The piece gives an overview of his involvement with the movie, online career and backlist, as well as mentioning This Star Won’t Go Out: The Life and Words of Esther Grace Earl (Dutton Children’s Books, 1/28). Click here to read more. John also wrote an essay for the June issue of Cosmopolitan entitled “Can You Get Too Old for YA Novels?”  Read the piece here. Watch The Fault in Our Stars video
TIME magazine has released its 2014 list of 100 Most Influential People, which includes Dutton Children’s Books author John Green, who TIME also calls a “teen whisper.” Actress Shailene Woodley, who stars in the upcoming film adaptation of The Fault in Our Stars,  writes the essay accompanying Green’s entry and offers high praise. Here is an excerpt:  “Some say that through his books, John gives a voice to teenagers. I humbly disagree. I think John hears the voices of teenagers. He acknowledges the intelligence and vulnerability that stem from those beautiful years when we are, for the first time, discovering the world and ourselves outside of our familial stories. But he doesn’t just listen to young adults. He treats every human he meets as their own planet, rather than simply one of his moons.” To read Woodley’s full essay and see the rest of the TIME 100 list, click here.
Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers’ (Illustrator) The Day The Crayons Quit (Philomel) is a California Book Awards Finalist in the Juvenile Category.Since 1931, the California Book Awards have strived to annually recognize the state’s best writers and illuminate the wealth and diversity of California-based literature.This year’s award winners will be announced on June 9 at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco.View the full list of finalists here. 
Elisa Kleven's Glasswings: A Butterfly's Story  (Dial Books for Young Readers) is a California Book Awards Finalist in the Juvenile Category.Since 1931, the California Book Awards have strived to annually recognize the state’s best writers and illuminate the wealth and diversity of California-based literature.This year’s award winners will be announced on June 9 at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco.View the full list of finalists here.