Posts tagged “rebecca stefoff”
October 17, 2013
It is Triangle Square’s mission to combine social justice and good storytelling and share with a reading audience of young adults and children. With our Young People’s series, we have put important books about history, society, and science in the hands of young readers who will grow to shape our world.
But what is it like adapting these adult books, with what people often regard as adult ideas and themes, for a young audience? And what was it like working with the late-greats such as Ronald Takaki? We asked Rebecca Stefoff to fill us in:
“The most challenging part of adapting texts for young readers is deciding what to take out and what to put in. Because the YA version is shorter than the parent book, I must cut some material. Cuts can range from a sentence to a whole chapter, but I have to be careful to preserve all of the key points, along with the evidence that supports them.
October 16, 2013
This week marks the one year anniversary of Triangle Square Books for Young Readers! To celebrate, we will be sharing exclusive content with our readers and fans including interviews, videos, graphics and more!
To kick off our anniversary celebration, we would like to share a note from Rebecca, to our young readers and fans:
Whatever you’re reading, I have one thing to say to you, and that is, “Keep reading!”
These days, books have to compete for our time. We are surrounded by the Internet, television, movies, and videogames. But as the huge success of the Harry Potter has shown, there is still magic in the way we can lose ourselves in the world of a book. A story can make you laugh or cry, carry you to a different time or place or into someone else’s life.
October 29, 2012
Yesterday afternoon, with the sky darkening as Hurricane Sandy slowly approached, four authors braved the winds to help us celebrate the launch of Triangle Square, books for young readers, at Bank Street Books.
Seven Stories publisher Dan Simon kicked off the afternoon thanking the dedicated crowd of supporters and expressing his commitment to publishing challenging and imaginative books for the most important group of readers, the younger generation.
The photo shows James Lecesne, author of Trevor: A Novella, Laurie Rubin, author of Do You Dream in Color? Insights From a Girl Without Sight, Andri Magnason, author of The Story of the Blue Planet, Seven Stories publisher Dan Simon, and Rebecca Stefoff, adaptor of A Different Mirror for Young People: A History of Multicultural America by Ronald Takaki.
October 16, 2012
A Different Mirror for Young People: A History of Multicultural America (Seven Stories Press, October 16 2012), by Ronal Takaki and adapted by Rebecca Stefoff, goes on sale today! Check out this great review from the October 15th edition of Booklist.
“In 1993, Takaki wrote his seminal, yet readable, work A Different Mirror. In the second edition (2008), he revised some chapters and added others that focus on newer immigrants, legal and illegal, presenting views from the perspectives of both minority and immigrant groups and white, Eurocentric populations. As he stated in the final chapter, “White Americans will not be a majority for much longer—America will truly be a nation of minorities.” Here Stefoff takes Takaki’s book and adapts it for middle-grade and younger high-school readers, reducing the original by about 150 pages and revising some vocabulary to make it more accessible for the intended audience. She has retained quotations from the original and maintained the carefully cited chapter notes.
May 13, 2009Howard Zinn—author with Rebecca Stefoff of A Young People's History of the United States, now updated and in paperback, plus many other books—appeared this morning on Democracy Now to discuss, among other things: Barack Obama, the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr, his new book with Seven Stories, the Voices of a People's History project, and his appearance tonight at the 92nd Street Y in New York. Take a look below.
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