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The Baby-Sitters Club. You may know the books, but do you know their story?

David Levithan--Editorial Director at Scholastic; Founding Editor of Scholastic’s PUSH imprint; and New York Times bestselling author of 23 books, including Boy Meets Boy, Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist (co-written with Rachel Cohn), and, most recently, The Mysterious Disappearance of Aidan S. (as told to his brother)--invites Eve and Julie into the Baby-Sitters clubhouse to talk about the impact and legacy of the 300-book (and counting) series. With more than 176 million copies sold, this juggernaut has inspired spinoffs, graphic novels, a movie, and two different TV series. Julie and Eve discuss David’s journey editing the series for nearly three decades--starting as a 19-year-old Scholastic intern--and what it’s taught him about writing and editing; what it was like to work with Ann M. Martin, the original author of the series, to create a literary world that multiple authors have collaborated on; and how the series has influenced a generation of writers, from Elizabeth Acevedo to Jenny Han. Eve also shares with David her personal connection to Scholastic.

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The Baby-Sitters Club (series), by Ann M. Martin

The Baby-Sitters Club (graphic novels), adapted by Raina Telgemeier and Gale Galligan

Boy-Crazy Stacey, by Ann M. Martin

David Levithan

Scholastic Books

PUSH Imprint

The Hunger Games (series), by Suzanne Collins

Boy Meets Boy, by David Levithan

Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist, by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn

The Mysterious Disappearance of Aidan S. (as told to his brother), by David Levithan

Raina Telgemeier

Dick Robinson

Ep. 46 - “The Women Ahead of the Women Who Were Ahead of Their Time” ft. Sally Roesch Wagner

Alloy Entertainment

The Poet X, by Elizabeth Acevedo

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, by Ann Brashares

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, by Jenny Han

Eve Yohalem

Julie Sternberg

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