Welcome to the new ABRAMS Blog! We’re thrilled to embark on this terrifically exciting endeavor. We hope that this can serve as a forum for the diverse range of ideas and expertise that make ABRAMS such a unique place to work. You’ll see a week and a half of posts before this, so we encourage you to read through all of last week’s content as well.
This new journey for the ABRAMS family has been somewhat of a personal one for me, as well. It’s been more than a year now since I moved to New York City and started working here. In the course of my year and five months here, I’ve gone from the New York outsider to one of the millions of people who hold a special place in their heart for this city: new friends from all over the country (and the world) have become lifelong ones; walking for miles across bridges and through boroughs feels like a cakewalk; and working in a dream job no longer seems impossible or undeserved. These have all been part of my NYC awakening, so to speak (not to mention the never-ending electricity of the city that never sleeps).
And as we launch on our blog on this day, my personal journey of falling in love with New York reminds me of Page by Paige, a new graphic novel from our young adult imprint, Amulet Books. It tells the story of a teenage girl who’s just moved to New York City with her family and struggles to find her place in the big, bad city. She misses her friends and life back in Virginia immensely. Her only outlet becomes her sketchbook, where she draws her thoughts and expresses what she cannot express in words. But, as the story progresses, Page Turner (her parents are writers, obviously!) discovers a love for the city, an exciting new pool of friends and a boy that makes her feel on top of the world. Through her sketchbook, Page learns to be at peace in her physical space and call New York City home.
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