Me, my shelf, + I // Elizabeth
Introduce Yourself // Hi! I’m Elizabeth, a marketing assistant at Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. I help create NOVL infographics, work with social media influencers like bookstagrammers and booktubers, and travel to events like YALLfest and New York Comic Con to spread the word about our books to readers across the country.
Most Worn-Out (but Well-Loved) Book // Starring Sally J. Friedman as Herself by Judy Blume. This is one of Judy Blume’s less popular children’s books, but it’s a favorite.
Favorite Book of All Time // Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling. I’m a full-blown, convention-going Harry Potter nerd! I have all the classic American editions of the books but also collect foreign editions. This one is the UK Signature Edition.
Favorite LBYR Book // Wolf By Wolf by Ryan Graudin. Before I was an assistant, I interned at LBYR and this was one of the first books I ever helped bring to life! I’m so excited that the time travel adventure Invictus, Ryan’s newest novel, is coming out in September!
Book You’ve Been Meaning to Read for a While // The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemison. The scifi division of our company published this book, and I managed to score an ARC, but I haven’t read it yet. It’s written by a woman of color and won the Hugo Award– I really need to get to this one!
A Signed Book on Your Shelf // Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan. I got this signed at the American Library Association’s annual conference way back in 2010 when I was an actual teen—16 to be exact! Growing up during the rise of John Green and all things nerdfighter was so much fun and definitely fostered my desire to work in YA publishing.
Favorite Book Cover // I love the cover of The Unlikelies by Carrie Firestone–and not just the watercolor ice cream cones! The designs hidden underneath the jacket are equally adorable.