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November 23, 2014

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Interview: Harlan Coben on His YA “Mickey Bolitar” Series and More

Harlan Coben sitting on bench

Best-selling author Harlan Coben is the only mystery writer to have won the Edgar Award, the Shamus Award, and the Anthony Award. Last year, Coben dove into the world of YA with Shelter, the first novel in his “Mickey Bolitar” series (Putnam). SLJ spoke with the Newark, New Jersey-born author about his new teen protagonist and his Jersey roots.

Disaster Relief Programs and Publishers Offer Many Ways to Help Schools and Libraries Afflicted by Sandy

First Book staff and volunteers unload boxes of new books at a warehouse in lower Manhattan. Photo by First Book

Those wishing to help school libraries and children’s collections that were damaged by Hurricane Sandy now have an array of giving options, thanks to several disaster relief programs, children’s book publishers, and charities.