WATW Named as a Best Children's Book of the Year by Bank Street College of Education!

May 01, 2019

Publisher's Weekly Review

December 03, 2018

Thank you to Publisher's Weekly for the lovely review! 

They write, "...Young handles both [Tillie's] injury and its aftermath with realism and sensitivity. The mystery of Jake's dad will keep readers turning pages in this touching debut coming-of-age novel."

Read PW's piece here.

Horn Book Review on the Way!

October 08, 2018

I'm thrilled and honored that a review of Worth a Thousand Words will be available in the Nov/Dec 2018 issue of The Horn Book.

For now, here's a pull quote!: 

“A suspenseful mystery/detective story [that] deepens into a nuanced coming-of-age story . . . [An] affecting debut novel.” 

Thank you, Horn Book!

WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS is out in the world!

August 14, 2018

Junior Library Guild Selection!

July 01, 2018

Worth a Thousand Words is a Fall 2018 Junior Library Guild selection! I am so honored and delighted. Thank you, JLG!

The Italian Edition of WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS Wins an Andersen Prize!

June 03, 2018

I'm honored to announce that the Italian edition of Worth a Thousand Words (titled Lost & Found) has won the Andersen Prize in Italy for a book for 12 & over. Thank you so much to Alessandro Peroni, who translated the book into Italian!

The reason for giving the award to WATW was as follows:

For an original story, able to explore the dynamics of growth, but also to propose a reflection on privacy, sharing, and overcoming a sense of guilt; for the ability to tell with authenticity the relationship between adults and children when the relationship consists of silence and lack of communication; for an engaging novel, which does not follow a happy end at all costs, but maintains an honest and respectful narration for the reader.

Reviews From Italy!

February 02, 2018

"Lost & Found is the perfect book to start the new year full of hope and positivity. Tillie is a breath of fresh air: sweet, delicate and intense." - Regin La Radiosa 

"With her simple and straightforward writing, Brigit Young puts out a story that comes to the heart... and goes straight to being one of the most beautiful novels I've ever read. Even if it is meant for young people, I think it is really suitable for every age, and it is able to deeply mark every person who reads it, in some way." - Bookspedia

"A great novel based on the importance of looking, looking at each other, looking at each other and knowing how to see." - Biblioragazzi's Readings

"Lost & Found is not a simple book to describe. It requires attention and care. It is one of those books that gives a lot and leaves a lot and that at any moment can turn your smiles into tears and vice versa." - La Stamberga D'Inchiostro

WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS Comes Out in Italia!

January 25, 2018

.WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS comes out today under the title LOST & FOUND!

It's on Amazon here and Goodreads here.

Two News Poems!

January 15, 2018

"Birth" is now out in Snapdragon: A Journal of Art and Healing

"One Night in Queens" appears in the most recent issue of The Ocotillo Review

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