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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Losers Is, Weirdly, Popular!

UPDATE: I just found out what exactly "Popular Paperbacks" means. It actually doesn't mean the book is a popular paperback (or a bestseller or anything); it means that the American Library Association thinks that my book should be popular. That's colossal. And kind of better-sounding.

Whoa! Just got an awesome email from the good folks at Scholastic. Thank you, people! It's really amazing that five years after this little neon novel got birthed (oboyo am I old), people are still thinking and talking about Losers.

(And: the other people on the list! Raina Telgemeier, who did the amazing Baby-Sitters' Club adaptations [that are actually brilliant, srsly]! Michael freakin' Northrop!)

Great news! – the following Scholastic titles are included in lists just announced by the ALA, selected at the recent ALA Midwinter Convention in Seattle.

2013 ALA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults
·         Prom and Prejudice, by Elizabeth Eulberg (A Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults Top Ten Title)
·         Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie, by Jordan Sonnenblick
·         Drama, by Raina Telgemeier (A Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults Top Ten Title)
·         Does My Head Look Big in This?, by Randa Abdel-Fattah
·         All the Broken Pieces, by Ann Burg
·         Born Confused, by Tanuja Desai Hidier
·         Losers, by Matthue Roth
·         Green Heart, by Alice Hoffman
·         Bluford High: Search for Safety, by John Langan
·         Trapped, by Michael Northrup
·         Smile, by Raina Telgemeier

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