Happy #YALLWrite weekend, everybody! For this celebration of all things books & writing, THE READER ebook is available for only $2.99 across all platforms! 😱 (Barnes & Noble, Amazon) Grab yours to read in between today’s slate of fabulous craft panels, and be sure to register for “Worlds from Words,” TOMORROW at 4pm ET (register here!) with Jennifer L. Armentrout, Somaiya Daud, Jordan Ifueko & Samantha Shannon, moderated by Veronica Roth! 📚
We Are Not Free has won an Earphones Award from Audiofile Magazine!!! 🎧🏆 The review calls the cast “outstanding”, “with [each] narrator’s voice closely mirroring the character’s distinct and vibrant personality”—plus a special shout-out for Kurt Sanchez Kanazawa's “standout performance as Twitchy”! ✨ Huge thanks to Audiofile Magazine for the review and to all the narrators who have brought this story to life! Read the full review here.
🎧 The audiobook is available on all your favorite audiobook platforms, so be sure to check it out!!! 💖 Audible | Libro.fm | Kobo
I get to talk world-building with these wonderful authors? How lucky am I! 💫 Come join me, Jennifer L Armentrout, Somaiya Daud, Jordan Ifueko, Samantha Shannon, and Veronica Roth at YALLWrite for an excellent discussion on craft & writing on Sat. 11/14 at 4pm ET! ✨ And don’t forget to check out the full schedule here!
Woke up to this great news! ☀️ WE ARE NOT FREE made
Publishers Weekly’s Best Books of 2020! Check out the whole list here!
Friends, I’m going to be at YALLFEST aka #YALLWRITE this November! 🍂 Mark your calendars for Nov. 13-14 and check the YALLFEST website for the amazing author lineup—full schedule to come! ☀️ See you there!
I am in SHOCK. WE ARE NOT FREE is a National Book Award FINALIST in Young People’s Literature!!!!!! Thank you so much to the National Book Foundation & the judges for this incredible honor, and HUGE CONGRATS to all the other finalists! 🎉 For the full list, check this article in the Washington Post!
📸 by the amazing team at HMH! 💜
Have I gushed enough about the WE ARE NOT FREE audiobook yet? NEVER! This audiobook is amazing! 💙 With ELEVEN narrators of Japanese descent bringing these characters to life, the audiobook feels less like an audiobook and so much more like a group of kids just telling their stories to their friends. It feels real, and concrete, and personal, and absolutely perfect. (My mom actually admitted to me that she likes the audiobook more than the physical book! 😅) I cannot tell you how much I adore this project and how lucky and grateful I am to have had so many talented actors lend their voices to We Are Not Free. 💙 Thank you so much to the team at HMH Audio and all the narrators:
Get it the audiobook: 💙 Audible 💙 Libro.fm 💙 Kobo
The last #WeAreNotFree Research Stories is here! It's 1945, near the end of the war, and my grandpa is drafted into the army. The day after he leaves, he starts writing to my grandma, and in those letters I found the beginning of their love story. ? Watch to find out more!
CATCH UP ON THE REST OF THIS SERIES:
* Research Stories #1: Best Story Behind a Photograph
* Research Stories #2: Most Striking Moment from an Interview
* Research Stories #3: Most Memorable Travel Experience
* Research Stories #4: Best Surprise from a Primary Source
I literally burst into tears when I saw this! Thank you so much to the National Book Foundation and the judges for selecting We Are Not Free (Bookshop.org, Barnes & Noble, Amazon) for the National Book Awards Longlist for Young People's Literature, and congratulations to all the authors!!! What an honor, truly what an honor. I'm so, so grateful.
I also want to thank my agent Barbara Poelle and the entire team at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt because this would never have been possible without their hard work and support. So much gratitude to this incredible group of people--thank you, thank you, thank you.
Check out the announcement in the New Yorker and see the National Book Foundation website for descriptions of all the amazing books!