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Who would you be if you weren’t defined by your body? David Levithan on his New York Times bestselling novel Every Day

9780307931894By David Levithan, author of Every Day (Ember, September 2013).

When I was writing Every Day, I was guided by a set of questions. These questions also happen to be the ones I find that readers ask themselves most after reading the book.

Who would you be if you weren’t defined by your body? If you had no set gender or race or parentage or clique, if you were purely your inner self, who could you become? How would you define yourself?

I will admit to you: I had no idea how Every Day would work as an FYE book. Luckily this past fall I got to go to Northern Arizona University and see firsthand how it went. Continue reading

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David Levithan Electrifies Crowd at Northern Arizona University

523b38233e43b preview-620 (3)More than 1,000 students, faculty and community members gathered at Northern Arizona University on September 16 to hear the author of New York Times Bestseller Every Day, David Levithan (Ember, September 2013), present on his book as part of the NAUreads program.  Partnering with Flagstaff Reads, the program has created a common book experience and encourages dialogue within the community.  More than 4,600 freshmen received complimentary copies of Levithan’s book during their orientation.  Local media covered the event.

Every Day, which follows a character named “A” who wakes up in a different body each day, challenges students to comprehend the complexities of life and love in A’s every-changing world. NAU students were prompted to “…think about what it means to be true to yourself and who you want to be as a student at Northern Arizona University. What expectations will guide you through you NAU journey?”

David Levithan will be speaking at the Random House 2014 First-Year Experience® Luncheon.

Click here to read an excerpt

Click here to learn more about NAUreads

To read the local newspaper’s coverage of the event, click here

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Random House Confirms Author Lineup for the 2014 First-Year Experience® Conference

FYEAuthorRosterPageIt’s official: Random House’s author line-up for the 2014 First-Year Experience® conference (February 15-17, San Diego, California) is now confirmed!  And we couldn’t be more excited.  Our authors hail from truly diverse backgrounds and their books reflect that: from provocative “think books” to award-winning novels to bestselling memoirs, we will have something for everyone.

Here is the roster: Continue reading

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