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Dana Walrath’s YA novel-in-verse will not let us forget the horrors of the 1915 Armenian genocide; enter to win a copy. YALSA and the Dollar Literacy Foundation present Teen Intern Grants to libraries in 20 states.Chronicle Books has ARCs available for Beth Kephart’s latest and more.

Like Water on StoneGiveaway: Poignant Novel-in-Verse About the Armenian Genocide

Celebrate National Poetry Month and honor the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide in April with Dana Walrath’s stirring novel-in-verse, Like Water On Stone (Delacorte, 2014). This haunting novel tells the story of 14-year-old twins Shahen and Sosi who flee into the mountains when Ottoman pashas implement their plans to eliminate all Armenians. SLJ gave the book a starred review saying, “This beautiful, yet at times brutally vivid, historical verse novel will bring this horrifying, tragic period to life for astute, mature readers.”

Three lucky winners will receive a copy of Like Water on Stone for their collections. To enter, send an email with your name, shipping address, and email address. Entries must be received by midnight (PDT) on March 31, 2015. Winners will be selected in a random drawing and notified via email. One entry per person, please; prizes will only be shipped to U.S. addresses.

YALSA Summer Teen Intern Grant Winners Announced

The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) has chosen 20 libraries to receive its 2015 Summer Teen Intern grant. Awards were made in 13 states to libraries large and small.

The grant will allow libraries to hire teen interns to assist in the implementation of their summer reading/learning programs, while also helping teens gain real world work experience and develop professional skills. Each grant is worth $1,000. The awards are possible through the generous sponsorship from The Dollar General Literacy Foundation.

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation has provided Youth Literacy Grants to schools, public libraries, and nonprofit organizations in hopes to provide assistance in implementing and expanding literacy programs for youth. For more information about Dollar General and its Youth Literacy Grants, visit www.dollargeneral.com.

Spring Giveaways from Chronicle Books

One Thing Stolen, by Beth Kephart. Ages 14 and up. Apr. 2015. ISBN 9781452128313. Tr $17.99.

one thing stolen“An enigmatic, atmospheric, and beautifully written tale.” — Booklist, starred review

“Kephart’s artful novel attests to the power of love and beauty to thrive even in the most devastating of circumstances.” —School Library Journal, starred review

One Thing Stolen is a masterwork—a nest of beauty and loss, a flood of passion so sweet one can taste it. This is no ordinary book. It fits into no box. It is its own box—its own language.”—A.S. King, author of Printz award-winning Please Ignore Vera Dietz, Reality Boy and Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future

She’s losing her mind. Can she steal it back? Nadia is living with her family in mysterious Florence, Italy, but the real mystery is why she is losing her ability to speak, stealing small items from her family and neighbors, and obsessively creating intricate nests from what she steals.

water and the wildTo request an ARC, please fill out this Google Form.

The Water and the Wild, by K. E. Ormsbee. Ages 8-12. Apr. 2015. ISBN 978145211386-9. Tr. $16.99.

In the tradition of Alice in Wonderland and Harry Potter, The Water and the Wild is a magical journey to a fantastic land through an earthly portal. Orphan Lotte slips through the base of the tree in the town square, discovers her magical heritage, and teams with new friends to discover a cure for her best friend’s mysterious disease.

To request an ARC, please fill out this Google Form.

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