In addition to the 35 titles revealed in October, World Book Night U.S. has announced that three more books will be added to its 2014 offerings. The additions, all in the YA category, raises the number of copies being printed to 550,000. The new picks for 2014 are: Zora and Me, by Victoria Bond & T.S. Simon (Candlewick); Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, by Jesse Andrews (Amulet/Abrams); and The Raven’s Warrior, by Vincent Pratchett (YMAA Publications).
“Sadly, the call for books for at risk teens across the country is growing, from underfunded schools to foster homes to tutoring programs, but it’s encouraging that our givers are seeing that need and want to reach out with a book," said Carl Lennertz, WBN U.S. executive director.
Free paperbacks of all the titles will be handed out on April 23, 2014, as a part of the organization's third-annual campaign to promote giving and reading.