February 21, 2018

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A Huge Milestone for “The Outsiders” | Pictures of the Week

Excited guests gathered at the Good Story in the Arlo Hotel in New York City on April 25 to celebrate S.E. Hinton and the 50th anniversary of the publication of her novel The Outsiders. The landmark young adult novel, which Hinton penned while still a high school student, introduced Ponyboy Curtis and other beloved characters to the world in 1967. The book’s popularity among teens has never flagged.


First edition cover of The Outsiders, circa 1967.

First edition cover of The Outsiders, circa 1967, Viking


S. E. Hinton, author of The Outsiders

S. E. Hinton, author of The Outsiders, addresses the crowd



Rocco Staino and S.E. Hinton celebrating the 50th anniversary of the publication of S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders

SLJ Contributor Rocco Staino and Hinton celebrate the 50th anniversary of the publication of The Outsiders


Hear what S.E. Hinton had to say in conversation with SLJ contributor Rocco Staino on the 45th anniversary of the publication of The Outsiders.

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