Wednesday Writing: Junior Library Guild

jlg-logoI have some very exciting news for this week’s Wednesday Writing: GOLDEN BOY has been chosen by the Junior Library Guild as one of it’s “Spring Selections” for 2013.

For those of you who have never heard of the JLG (as I hadn’t, before this week!), it is a “collection development” resource for school & public librarians. The JLG reviews thousands of books every year and selects the ones they think are the best. They then package these into age-groupings and mail one book per month to members. (For example, GOLDEN BOY is the “August” book in the “Y+” category.) They have a neat selection graphic on their website that makes me feel pretty special:

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Now, I must confess, I don’t fully understand all the ins and outs of what this means (for example, GOLDEN BOY is in the JLG’s “Y+” category– “older teen readers” & “complex themes” — even though it’s a middle grade book), but, the best I can figure out from all my sources, this is a wonderful thing: it places GOLDEN BOY front & center for public and school librarians, and is a great vote of confidence in the quality of my book.

So this week, a big thanks to the Junior Library Guild for picking GOLDEN BOY!

About Tara Sullivan

Author of GOLDEN BOY (2013) and THE BITTER SIDE OF SWEET (2016). Published by Penguin Books for Young Readers Find out more at http://SullivanStories.com Or, follow me on Twitter: @SullivanStories
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One Response to Wednesday Writing: Junior Library Guild

  1. Great news, Tara!!!

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