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MASON CREST DONATES 500 BOOKS TO HURRICANE SANDY VICTIMS THROUGH THE HEART OF AMERICA'S OPERATION BUDDYPACK
by Michelle Luke
--Mason Crest, an imprint of National Highlights Inc. is honored to be part of an initiative to give back to the youngest victims of Hurricane Sandy. The non-fiction book publisher donated 500 children's books to Operation BuddyPack, an initiative by The Heart of America Foundation, to help schools and students affected by the hurricane. Read more...
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PUBLISHER NATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS SUPPORTS THE LUNDYLAW LIBRARY EXPRESS WITH DONATED BOOKS TO HELP HOSPITALIZED CHILDREN
by Michelle Luke
--Mason Crest, an imprint of National Highlights Inc. is proud to sponsor The LundyLaw Library Express with the donation of nearly 100 non-fiction books to be distributed to children confined to their hospital rooms for treatment. The LundyLaw Foundation created the LundyLaw Library Express in partnership with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) to provide patients with new books. Volunteers bring colorful, rolling carts full of new books, coloring books and activity books to patients. Read more...
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Mason Crest Book on Palestine Featured on History News Network
The Ironic History of Palestine
--Alan H. Luxenberg recently wrote an essay, "The Ironic History of Palestine", for the History News Network detailing Palestine's history and highlighting a Mason Crest book in his article. Luxenberg is Acting President of the Foreign Policy Research Institute in Philadelphia and author of "The Palestine Mandate and the Creation of Israel", one of the books in our [...] Read more...
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Mason Crest Books Featured on Brainline.org
Website helps families dealing with brain injury
--Brainline.org is a website created to offer a wealth of information about preventing, treating, and living with traumatic brain injury. Their mission is to disseminate authoritative information about TBI and to create a strong community of support for all people affected by TBI. BrainLine was also honored to win several prestigious awards in its first few years and in a short time, it has become o [...] Read more...
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La situation des homosexuels expliquee a mon fils
by Youssra TALBI
--Nonfiction.fr, a French book review site, has shared their views of Mason Crest's book "Homosexuality Around the World: Safe Havens, Cultural Challenges" by author Jamie Seba. The review, written in french but easily (yet roughly) translated to english by using the "translate" button on the website, was a positive one. The reviewer explained how the book "puts into perspective the key issues and w [...] Read more...
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For Money Smart Week @ your library, April 2-9, Mason Crest Donating "Junior Library of Money" Set
by Michael Dowling
--The American Library Association is pleased to announce that Mason Crest Publishers will be donating one of its new "Junior Library of Money" sets to one of the libraries participating in Money Smart Week @ your library. Additionally, Mason Crest is offe [...] Read more...
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Curve Magazine
Illumination Reads: Gallup's Guide to Modern Gay, Lesbian and Transgender Lifestyle (series)
by Rachel Pepper
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MASON CREST'S JUNIOR LIBRARY OF MONEY BOOK SERIES GETS A RAVE REVIEW BY SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL
by Michelle Luke
--Educational Publisher Mason Crest announces a rave review by School Library Journal of its "Junior Library of Money" non-fiction book series. This series teaches young adults the money skills they'll need in the real world. With clear, appealing charts, images, and outlines, young readers will learn how to make the most of every penny so they can achieve the financial stability they'll need in lif [...] Read more...
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VIEWS: MOMBIAN Rainbow Bibliography helps librarians help LGBTQ youth
Special to the Online Edition of Windy City Times
by Dana Rudolph
--With all the recent media attention about the need to support LGBTQ youth, it is notable that the American Library Association (ALA) is in its fourth year of giving librarians the tools to do just that. [...] Read more...
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LGBT Books Make the Top 10 List of Recommended Reading by the American Library Association's 2011 Rainbow Project
The Rainbow Project announces this year's 34 title bibliography for children up to 18
by Michelle Luke
--The Gallup's Guide to Modern Gay, Lesbian and Transgender Lifestyle Makes the Top 10 List of recommended reading by the American Library Association's 2011 Rainbow Project Committee. [...] Read more...
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Mason Crest's LGBT Books Under Consideration for Lammy Awards
23rd Annual Lambda Literary Awards
by Michelle Luke
--Mason Crest is honored to announce its groundbreaking series "The Gallup's Guide to Modern Gay, Lesbian and Transgender Lifestyle" is currently under consideration for one of the most coveted LGBT literature awards in the United States. Several books from our series are being reviewed for the 23rd Annual Lambda Literary Awards. [...] Read more...
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Getting The Edge by Gabrielle Vanderhoof
Hockeybookreviews.com
by Joe Pelletier
--Hockey is one of the fastest and most exciting team sports in the world, but the speed and hard-hitting contact so important to the game can lead to several different types of injuries. Many young hockey players have a false sense of security, believing wrongly that the protective equipment will keep them safe. Discover the game's common injuries and read expert advice on avoiding them. Here, you [...] Read more...
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Will New Books Be Used In Classrooms Or Shouted Down By Bible-Thumpers Here In The Midwest?
The Word
by Lindsey Taylor
--What if you were taught in middle school that being gay or lesbian was more than OK...it was a life you were born with? What if your teachers and friends learned with you? That's exactly what a new series of books hopes to accomplish, but w ill libraries and [...] Read more...
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School's In: Classroom Books Matter
Central Voice
by Frank Pizzoli
--When a student doesn't feel safe or feel self-worth, they don't learn," says Jenn DeWalt, a special education para-educator at Hempfield High School. She is also a non-faculty adviser for the school's Gay/Straight Alliance. [...] Read more...
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Book series to help fight obesity in 6-11 year age group
Living Better Online Magazine
by John Fisher
--Stunning childhood obesity statistics show that kids are the fastest growing segment of the obese population in the United States. Many of these children in later life will develop type 2 diabetes. [...] Read more...
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New Book Series Presents Gay Lifestyle to Tweens
Pink Magazine
by Jason Freeman
--Educational Publisher Mason Crest announces the creation of a pioneering series of books geared toward young adult students and older and focusing on a variety of topics surrounding gay lifestyle. The Gallup’s Modern Guide to Gay, Lesbian & Transgender Life will be available fall 2010. The series presents gay lifestyle in a positive tone as an accepted way of life, not as an “issue”. The 15 [...] Read more...
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Back to School: LGBT books in the curriculum
365gay.com
by By Celeste Lavin
--Educational Publisher Mason Crest is releasing a series of books on LGBT topics for middle school students. The 15 book series The Gallup ’ s Modern Guide to Gay, Lesbian & Transgender Life will debut in the fall exploring different aspects of LGBT life.Topics will range from the importance of positive role models to social and political stigma to bullying. The books are aimed at middle school s [...] Read more...
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PRESS RELEASE: NEW SCHOOL AND LIBRARY BOOKS GIVE STUDENT ATHLETES "THE EDGE"
Mason Crest Publishers announces a new series of books to inspire young athletes
by Michelle Luke
--PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - Mason Crest Publishers announces the Getting the Edge: Conditioning, Injuries, and Legal & Illicit Drugs series of educational books. The 14-volume series will be available in the fall 2010 and is written for young people who are interested in learning about various sports and how to participate in them safely. Each volume examines the history of the sport and the rules of play [...] Read more...
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PRESS RELEASE: YOUNG ADULT BOOKS TEACH APPRECIATION FOR THE WORK SPECIAL FORCES PERFORM TO DEFEND OUR FREEDOMS
Mason Crest Publishers announces new series of books highlighting branches of Special Forces
by Michelle Luke
--PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - Mason Crest Publishers announces the creation of a new series of books aimed at offering young adults an inspiring insight into the elite military world of the Special Forces units. The Special Forces: Protecting, Building, Teaching and Fighting book series is written for students ages 12 and up. The 10 book series looks at the history, entry and training requirements, and the [...] Read more...
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PRESS RELEASE: SCHOOL BOOKS EXPOSE STUDENTS TO NEW CAREERS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
Mason Crest Publishers announces new series of books geared to nurture youth career choices
by Michelle Luke
--PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - Mason Crest Publishers announces the New Careers for the 21st Century: Finding Your Role in the Global Renewal book series for school kids ages 12 and up. The cutting edge, 15 book series, which tackles the changing career landscape that young adults are looking at, is in production and scheduled to be in libraries and schools across the country and internationally in September [...] Read more...
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PRESS RELEASE: REALITY SHOW CRAZE HITS SCHOOL AND LIBRARY BOOKS BRINGING HIGH INTEREST TOPICS TO LOW LEVEL READERS
Two new series of books center around reality shows are aimed to increase interest in reading
by Michelle Luke
--PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - Mason Crest Publishers announces two new series of books that make the most of the reality show craze in order to increase interest in reading for kids who shy away from books. The company is creating the Major Competitive Reality Shows and Major Reality Shows series, each holding 11 titles. Both series of books will be available in the school and public library marketplace in [...] Read more...
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PRESS RELEASE: SCHOOL AND LIBRARY BOOKS ABOUT VAMPIRES AND WEREWOLVES TAKE HOLD OF TODAY'S YOUTH
Mason Crest announces a new series of books centered around the werewolves and vampire craze
by Michelle Luke
--PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - There's no denying it: vampires and werewolves are hot! These ancient legends have become the latest craze, and young people are particularly smitten. This is clearly evident in the outpouring of interest in the Twilight Saga movies recently hitting the big screen. So it is no surprise that Mason Crest Publishers is tapping into this phenomenon to bring high interest school and [...] Read more...
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Mason Crest to Publish Teen GLBT Series
American Library Association: The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered Round Table Newsletter
by Sarah E. Wright. Youth Services Librarian. Potomac Community Library
--Educational Publisher Mason Crest recently announced the creation of a series of books geared toward young adult students that focuses on a variety of topics surrounding gay lifestyle titled The Gallup's Mod-ern Guide to Gay, Lesbian & Trans-gender Life. I received advanced copies of several series titles includ-ing Coming Out: Telling Family and Friends, Gay Believers: Homosexuality and Religion [...] Read more...
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PRESS RELEASE: EDUCATIONAL BOOKS ADDRESS ISSUES SURROUNDING KIDS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
Mason Crest brings series of school and library books to adolescents exposed to special needs kids
by Michelle Luke
--PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - With more than 4.5 million American kids categorized as having "special needs", Mason Crest Publishers announces the Kids with Special Needs series of educational books for school children between grades three and five. This series opens up the world of special needs children for young readers. Fictional stories, written from the perspective of the child with a disability, allo [...] Read more...
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PRESS RELEASE: SCHOOL AND LIBRARY BOOKS AIMED TO PREVENT CHILDHOOD OBESITY
Mason Crest brings unique books to young children with mission to educate about obesity epidemic
by Michelle Luke
--PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - Mason Crest Publishers announces the Kids & Obesity series of educational books for children ages 6-11. Stunning childhood obesity statistics show that kids are the fastest growing segment of the obese population in the United States. This 10 book series, which will be available fall 2010, will provide teachers and other education professionals with ammunition in the fight agai [...] Read more...
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PRESS RELEASE: SCHOOL AND LIBRARY BOOKS HELP KIDS DEAL WITH TROUBLES
Mason Crest brings books to students dealing with issues like divorce, abuse, death and more
by Michelle Luke
--PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - Kids Have Troubles Too, a 13 title series of educational books based on a range of troubles that face children in today's society, is making its way to schools and libraries this fall. Mason Crest Publishers is producing the books which address tough issues such as children dealing with divorce, alcoholism, abuse, parental unemployment and death. This series looks at the troubl [...] Read more...
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Books Highlight LGBT Life for Middle & High School Students
South Florida Gay News
by A. Sebastian Fortino
--Philadelphia-based Mason Crest Publishers is preparing a series of 15 books to be included among the libraries of middle and high schools. The publication seeks to normalize LGBT life among students through education. Gallup's Modern Guide to Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Life is scheduled to be published in time for the fall semester, 2010. [...] Read more...
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Local publisher launches LGBT tween series
Philadelphia Gay News
by Jen Colletta
--Mason Crest, an educational publishing company headquartered in Broomall, will this fall launch a pioneering series of books that [...] Read more...
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PRESS RELEASE: THE WORLD OF ISLAM BOOKS GET RAVE REVIEWS FROM LEADING SCHOOL JOURNALS
Mason Crest Urges School and Public Libraries to Read Reviews and Consider Books for Inclusion
by Michelle Luke
--PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - The World of Islam, a ten-volume series of books for middle school and high school students, published by Mason Crest Publishers, has received rave reviews from two major school book journals, School Library Journal and Voice of Youth Advocates. The reviews contradict a recent attack by the Council for American-Islamic Relations claiming the series is "anti-Islamic". [...] Read more...
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PRESS RELEASE: MASON CREST ADDS LEXILE MEASURES TO A VARIETY OF HIGH-INTEREST SCHOOL BOOKS
Publisher Joins Forces with MetaMetrics to Identify Appropriate Reading Levels for Educational Books
by Michelle Luke
--PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - Mason Crest Publishing and MetaMetrics®, developer of The Lexile Framework® for Reading, announce an agreement for MetaMetrics to provide Lexile® measures for many of the publisher's high-interest educational books. The two companies kicked off the text measurement project this February and to date are working together on 33 series of books representing over 500 titles. Thes [...] Read more...
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PRESS RELEASE: GROUNDBREAKING EDUCATIONAL BOOK SERIES ON HOMOSEXUALITY PRESENTS A LOOK AT GAY LIFE TO TWEENS
by Michelle Luke
--PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - Educational Publisher Mason Crest announces the creation of a pioneering series of books geared toward young adult students and older and focusing on a variety of topics surrounding LGBT life. The Gallup's Guide to Modern Gay, Lesbian & Transgender Lifestyle will be available fall 2010. The series presents LGBT lifestyle in a positive tone as an accepted way of life, not as an [...] Read more...