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Indie Publisher Nabs Coveted Spot on ALA's Top Ten Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers
The American Library Association's YALSA Division selects Retaliation: A Novel by Yasmin Shiraz ( Rolling Hills Press, $14.95; ISBN 978-0-9718174-3-2) as a 2009 Top Ten Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers.
Best Selling Author and Sociologist, Yasmin Shiraz was inspired to write Retaliation:
After overwhelming response to Retaliation, Shiraz created Retaliation violence prevention talks for middle schools and high schools in Washington, DC, and Syracuse, NY as well as juvenile detention facilities in Oakland, CA. Shiraz is currently touring after school programs, middle schools and high schools with the Retaliation Violence Prevention program.
Schools, non-profit organizations, and juvenile detention facilities are encouraged to book the Retaliation violence prevention tour by calling 703.542.5072 or visit www.talkretaliation.net. The complete YALSA list of 91 titles, including annotations, can be found at: www.ala.org/
About the Author:
YASMIN SHIRAZ is a sociologist, empowerment speaker, entrepreneur, and author of five other books including The Blueprint for My Girls: How To Build A Life Full of Courage, Determination and Self Love (Simon & Schuster.) A graduate of Hampton University and Morehead State University, she uses her sociology training to empower young people through her writings and workshops. For many years she owned the leading urban entertainment magazine on college campuses, Mad Rhythms, which reached over four million students. She currently runs her own marketing and programming firm, The Signals Agency, which specializes in creating youth programs and corporate solutions for their clients. Yasmin resides in Virginia.
by Yasmin Shiraz
Rolling Hills Press
Publication Date: February 2008
For more information on Retaliation, please visit:
www.yasminshiraz.net or www.talkretaliation.net.
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