If you're looking for more diverse YA releases, 2018 is shaping up to be your year. From fantasy worlds filled with old magic and Civil War era zombies, to contemporary novels about crucial issues like terrorism and police brutality, the class of 2018 is promising powerful stories that are both timely and unique. And one of those books is Arvin Ahmadi's debut novel, Down and Across, out Feb. 6 from Viking Books for Young Readers.
Playwright, rapper, director, actor, and all-around amazing Twitter user Lin-Manuel Miranda is no stranger to making book recommendations on his social media accounts. Back in August 2017 he returned from a lengthy online break with his vacation reading list, which had fans scrambling to figure out if any of the books would be adaptable to musical theater.
When Labyrinth Lost hit shelves in 2016, Zoraida Córdova opened up a whole new world of magic for young adult readers. The book follows Alex Mortiz, a Brooklyn-based bruja who comes from a long line of powerful witches. And although she is the most powerful bruja in a generation, she hates it and performs a spell to rid herself of her magic. But it backfires.
@GlitterGuide@lydiamag And that's just work stuff! I didn't even go into relationships or personal goals or cool things like concerts, trips + other life adventures I've been lucky to have. I think we all need to celebrate the amazing stuff we've done WAY more often. Let's do that in 2018.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".