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AnnickAnnick Press is recognized as one of the most innovative and cutting-edge publishers of fiction and nonfiction for children and young adults. Annick has a deep commitment to books for young adults and is proud to have published award-winning titles that speak to the issues young people deal with every day: relationships, bullying, addiction, self-image, and sexuality. Annick’s young adult titles range from historical fiction to contemporary novels dealing with topics such as privacy in the electronic age, consumerism, and the power of advertising.  Annick stories are frequently set outside of North America to offer readers a wider perspective on the world at large.


Baker and TaylorBaker & Taylor is the premier worldwide distributor of digital and print books and entertainment products. The company leverages its unsurpassed worldwide distribution network to deliver rich content in multiple formats, anytime and anywhere. Baker & Taylor offers cutting-edge digital media services and innovative technology platforms to thousands of publishers, libraries, schools and retailers worldwide.


BlinkBlink brings true stories and fiction to YA readers. The literature published by Blink is a positive reflection of what is inspiring and heartening while maintaining a tradition of imaginative and exciting storytelling that will bring readers to the edge of their seats, immerse them in a heartrending love story, or engross them in a story of a life well-lived. Readers will see themselves in all facets of Blink’s literature and will find new levels of entertainment that enrich and uplift.


Candlewick PressCandlewick Press publishes award winning hardcover and paperback children’s books for readers of all ages, including board books, picture books, beginning readers, chapter books, novels for middle grade and young adult readers, and e-books. Our imprints include Big Picture Press, Nosy Crow, and Templar Books.


Harlequin TeenHarlequin Teen™ is the home of exciting, authentic fiction for every young adult reader who loves to escape beneath the covers of a great read. With its selection of heart-pounding, edgy stories, from established authors and fresh new voices, Harlequin TEEN captures the growing young adult audience. Our range of genres includes everything today’s young readers embrace—paranormal, dystopian, contemporary, fantasy, literary, romance and historical. For 2013, Harlequin TEEN includes New York Times bestselling authors such as Julie Kagawa and Gena Showalter; as well as rising voices such as Aimée Carter, Katie McGarry and Amanda Sun. Harlequin TEEN publishes approximately one to four original titles per month.


Harmony InkHarmony Ink Press is an imprint publishing Teen and New Adult fiction featuring significant personal growth of unforgettable characters across the LGBTQ+ spectrum. We seek strong, authentic voices telling thought-inspiring stories with positive outcomes that explore all the facets of young adult, teen, and new adult life—between the ages of 14 and 21—across a wide range of subgenres. Our published works reach into a wide range of reader-favorite genres, including fantasy, mystery, paranormal, romance, science fiction, and more.


Houghton Mifflin HarcourtHoughton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers includes a wide variety of award-winning, quality, hardcover and paperback books for children and young adults in all genres and formats including: board books, picture books, early readers, chapter books, middle grade, young adult, fiction, nonfiction, and reference.


JLGJunior Library Guild, a collection development service for public and school libraries, has been helping librarians bring award-winning books to their shelves for more than eighty years. Season after season, year after year, Junior Library Guild book selections go on to win awards, collect starred or favorable reviews, and earn industry honors. Over 20,000 of your colleagues trust JLG as their collection development resource for children’s and young adult titles. Visit juniorlibraryguild.com for more information.


Little Brown and CompanyFrom birth to high school graduation (and beyond), Little,  Brown Books for Young Readers publishes engaging titles for every age.  Our long-standing commitment to literary fiction is highlighted by our award-winning authors such as Sherman Alexie, Paolo Bacigalupi, A.S. King, Holly Black, and Libba Bray.


ScholasticScholastic Trade Publishing releases about 600 original titles annually in the U.S. under 18 imprints, including bestsellers and award-winners, which appeal to established and fledgling readers.

 


 

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Allan GroupThe Assembly on Literature for Adolescents promotes the reading, teaching, and learning of literature for adolescents through programs and conferences, including the ALAN Workshop at the annual NCTE Convention; The ALAN Review (a periodical journal); ALAN’s website and presence in various social networking communities (i.e., Facebook, Twitter, etc.); and research and scholarship in the field, especially through the ALAN Research Foundation.
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