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SCHOLASTIC RELEASES RUN AWAY WITH ME, A POWERFUL AND STUNNING YOUNG ADULTS LOVE STORY FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BEST NOVELS AND AWARD-WINNING ARTIST BRIAN SELZNICK

SCHOLASTIC RELEASES RUN AWAY WITH ME, A POWERFUL AND STUNNING YOUNG ADULTS LOVE STORY FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BEST NOVELS AND AWARD-WINNING ARTIST BRIAN SELZNICK

NEW YORK, July 11, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Scholastic, a global children’s publishing, education and media company, announced today that it will publish Run away with me April 1, 2025 an unforgettable coming-of-age love story for young adults by #1 New York Times bestselling author and Caldecott Medal winner Brian Selznick. Released simultaneously in hardcover, e-book, and audiobook formats, this deeply romantic and moving novel is set in Romewritten by one of the most innovative storytellers of our time, will be published in US, Canadathis Great Britain, Australiaand New Zealand.

IN Run away with meSelznick makes his triumphant first foray into young adult fiction, transporting readers to the Eternal City with the story of American teenager Danny and Italian teenager Angelo, who find and fall in love during a single summer in RomeThe book contains over a hundred pages of stunning illustrations, as well as twice as many pages of prose.

In the announcement, David Levithan, vice president/publisher and editorial director of Scholastic Press, said, “This is an astonishing novel not only for teen readers but for anyone who remembers the intensity, romance, and uncertainty of falling in love for the first time. Brian has an unparalleled ability to combine broad scope with the most intimate detail, and the result is a breathtaking love story for the ages.”

Brian Selznick said, “I lived in Rome for nine months with my husband during the pandemic, where new friends introduced me to their favorite parts of the ancient city. I marked everything on a map and quickly imagined two boys connecting those places, falling in love. Soon, stories of other young men from other eras began to emerge, creating a tapestry of love that was present throughout. I wanted Danny and Angelo — and my readers — to remember that we had always existed, loved, and found moments of joy.”

About Run Away With Me:

Run away with me is a stunning work that combines words and illustrations to tell a story of transformative love. Danny is sixteen years old and is spending his summer in Rome. While his mother works all day in a mysterious museum, he wanders the ancient streets of the city. One day, a voice calls to him, and a strange, beautiful boy appears in his life. Angelo. Soon, Danny falls in love for the first time, but he painfully realizes that when the summer ends, he will have to return to America. Angelo seems to know everything Rome intricate histories and hidden stories… even as it keeps its secrets beyond Danny’s reach.

About Brian Selznick

Brian Selznick’s books have sold millions of copies, won countless awards worldwide, and been translated into over 35 languages. He broke the mold of the novel with his groundbreaking thematic trilogy, beginning with the Caldecott Medal-winning book #1 New York Times best-seller The invention of Hugo Cabretadapted into the Oscar-winning film by Martin Scorsese HugoHe then took the No. 1 spot New York Times best-seller, Wonderstruckadapted by renowned filmmaker Todd Haynes from a screenplay by Selznick, and then New York Times best-seller, Miracles. Praising his achievements, The Washington Post said: “Brian Selznick turns out to be that rare creator who can follow one masterpiece with another.” Associated Press Press Agency called Selznick “one of the most inventive storytellers in publishing.” Selznick’s latest novels, Big tree (inspired by Steven Spielberg’s idea) and Kaleidoscopewere national bestsellers and received titles New York Times Famous children’s books. He also illustrated the covers for the 20th anniversary of J.K. Rowling’s bestselling Harry Potter series. Selznick has appeared in Good morning America, NBC’s “Today Show” and CBS’s “Sunday Morning”and was presented in New York Times, Wall Street Journal, NPR, The Guardian, The Monde, Republicamong many other well-known publications worldwide. He and his husband, Dr. David Serlin, divide their time between Brooklyn, New York AND La Jolla, CaliforniaFor more information about Brian Selznick and his books, visit http://mediaroom.scholastic.com/brianselznick AND

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RUN WITH ME Brian Selznick
Scholastic Press; 320 pages; $24.99 US

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