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John Green Novel, ‘Turtles All the Way Down,’ Will Highlight Mental Illness

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Penguin’s Dutton imprint has announced plans to publish, Turtles All the Way Down, a new novel by YA author John Green on October 10. This is his first novel since The Fault in Our Stars  in 2012, which sold 23 million copies worldwide. The book follows 16-year-old Aza Holmes as she investigates the disappearance of a fugitive billionaire, while coping with mental illness.

 

“I’ve been working on Turtles All the Way Down for years, and I’m so excited to share it with readers this October,” Green said in a statement. “This is my first attempt to write directly about the kind of mental illness that has affected my life since childhood, so while the story is fictional, it is also quite personal.” THE FULL STORY

 Eleven-year-old Rallies His Peers Around Reading

Sidney Keys III hopes Books N Bros can help promote literacy among his peers.

An 11-year-old from St. Louis, Sidney Keys III, wants to celebrate African American culture-themed stories and improve the literacy rate among his peers, so he founded Books N Bros, a reading club to show other boys that literature can be fun. THE FULL STORY

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