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A Young Veteran’s Memoir
by Michael Anthony
Coming December!
Civilianized is a memoir of Michael’s search for meaning in a suddenly destabilized world.Read More



A Diary and a Memoir
by Emily Lindin

The UnSlut Project founder Emily Lindin uses her actual sixth grade diary to examine the costs of real-world bullying.Read More


Prison Island

A Graphic Memoir
by Colleen Frakes

This poignant graphic memoir tells the story of a typical teenager coming-of-age story in a profoundly unusual place—a prison island.Read More

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Cover Stories: Regine’s Book: A Teen Girl’s Last Words

Regine’s Book: A Teen Girl’s Last Words tells the story of 17-year-old Regine Stokke’s battle with leukemia through a combination of her blog posts, poetry, photos, and comments from her friends and family. When it
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A Graphic Memoir
by Liz Prince

Tomboy is a book about refusing gender boundaries, yet unwittingly embracing gender stereotypes at the same time, and realizing later in life that you can be just as much of a girl in jeans and a T-shirt as you can in a pink tutu. Read More

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Regine’s Book

A Teen Girl’s Last Words
by Regine Stokke

When 17-year-old Regine Stokke was diagnosed with leukemia, she began blogging about her experiences, which became the basis for this book. Read More


Little Fish

A Memoir from a Different Kind of Year
by Ramsey Beyer

Told through real-life journals, collages, lists, and drawings, this coming-of-age story illustrates the transformation of an 18-year-old girl from a small-town teenager into an independent city-dwelling college student.Read More

Little Fish

Little Fish Blog Tour Week 2 Roundup

It’s been another wonderful week on the Little Fish Blog Tour. Our bloggers are getting creative—sharing stories, interviews, reviews, prizes, and more. In case you missed them, her are last week’s blog posts! Actin’ Up
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Little Fish Blog Tour Week 1 Roundup

We had a fantastic group of creative, thoughtful bloggers participate last week, getting the Little Fish Blog Tour off to a great start! In case you missed any of their posts, here they are again:
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Behind the Scenes of Little Fish

Ramsey Beyer, author of the soon-to-be-released graphic memoir Little Fish: A Memoir from a Different Kind of Year, gives us a behind-the-scenes look at how she went about creating her book.       My
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Summer Programming Made Easy

Summer is one of the busiest times of the year for youth services librarians. Teens are out of school and looking for something, anything, to do; most parents work all day and can’t entertain their
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Ten Tidbits of Wisdom from Little Fish (Inspired by Super Pop!)

Inspired by Super Pop!: Pop Culture Top Ten Lists to Help You Win at Trivia, Survive in the Wild, and Make it Through the Holidays (written by Zest Books’ own Editorial Director Daniel Harmon), this
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Interview with Christina Cartwright, Translator of Zoo Station

Translating nearly anything from one language to another takes a special kind of skill. To learn more about what happens in the book translation process, we caught up with Christina Cartwright, the translator of Zoo
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Spring 2013

New Books in the New Year!

It may still be fall (and feel like winter) but here at Zest Books, we’re already thinking about spring. Here’s a preview of what’s coming up in our Spring 2013 season! March The Prom Book:
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Dear Teen Me Blog Tour, Day 17

We recently partnered with School Library Journal for a Dear Teen Me giveaway and asked librarians to share the advice they would give to their teen selves. Here’s what some of them had to say!
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The original hardcover edition of Regine's Book

Regine’s Book: A Teen Girl’s Last Words

We’re very pleased to offer a heartfelt Happy Book Birthday to Regine’s Book: A Teen Girl’s Last Words, the first book in our new True Stories line. Regine’s Book tells the moving story of teenager
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Dear Teen Me

Authors Write Letters to Their Teen Selves
Edited by E. Kristin Anderson and Miranda Kenneally

Based on the popular blog, Dear Teen Me includes advice from 70+ yA authors to their teen selves. Read More

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Zoo Station

[A Memoir]: The Story of Christiane F.
by Christiane F

This incredible autobiography of Christiane F. provides a vivid portrait of teen friendship, drug abuse, and alienation in and around Berlin’s notorious Zoo Station. Read More