April 25, 2023 | 1 Minute Read

Thorndike Press to Host Raffle for Large Print Collection with Author, Jason Reynolds at Maine Reading Round-Up Conference

AUGUSTA, Maine – April 25, 2023Thorndike Press from Gale, part of Cengage Group, will host a raffle drawing with New York Times bestselling author Jason Reynolds at the Maine Reading Round-Up Conference. The winner will receive a large print classroom collection worth $1,500, chosen from Thorndike Press' extensive catalog of over 1,000 juvenile and young adult books. All conference attendees will be automatically entered into the drawing. The winner will have the option to choose between 55-60 books for their collection. 

Youth large print is a format that makes reading more accessible for all students. 3 in 4 of teachers said students reading below grade level demonstrated increased reading comprehension and retention with large print in a nationwide study conducted by Project Tomorrow®.

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Event details are as follows:


Jason Reynolds, Reading Round-Up’s keynote speaker, will draw a winner to receive a youth large print classroom collection for their school.




Thursday, April 27, 2023




8:30am-9:30am EDT




Augusta Civic Center, 76 Community Drive, Augusta, ME



Author Bio:

Jason Reynolds is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of many award-winning books, including Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten BlocksAll American Boys (with Brendan Kiely)Long Way DownStamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You (with Ibram X. Kendi)Stuntboy, in the Meantime (illustrated by Raúl the Third), and Ain’t Burned All the Bright (with artwork by Jason Griffin). The recipient of a Newbery Honor, a Printz Honor, an NAACP Image Award, and multiple Coretta Scott King honors, Reynolds is also the 2020-2022 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. He has appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Late Night with Seth Meyers, CBS Sunday Morning, Good Morning America, and various media outlets. He is on faculty at Lesley University for the Writing for Young People MFA Program and lives in Washington, DC. You can find him on Twitter (@JasonReynolds83), Instagram (@jasonreynolds83) or the web at jasonwritesbooks.com


About Thorndike Press

As the leading large print publisher, Thorndike Press from Gale, part of Cengage Group, helps readers of all ages enjoy books. Publishing unabridged reprints in large print format for middle grade and young adult readers started in 1999 and our catalog of more than 1,000 titles grows monthly with high-interest fiction and nonfiction books, including contemporary classics, award-winners and bestsellers. Founded in Thorndike, Maine in 1977, our commitment to producing high quality, 100% guaranteed large print books supports young readers as they develop the skills necessary to become successful, confident, lifelong readers.

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About Cengage Group and Gale

Cengage Group, an education technology company serving millions of learners in 165 countries, advances the way students learn through quality, digital experiences. The company currently serves the K-12, higher education, professional, library, English language teaching and workforce training markets worldwide. Gale, part of Cengage Group, provides libraries with original and curated content, as well as the modern research tools and technology that are crucial in connecting libraries to learning, and learners to libraries. For more than 65 years, Gale has partnered with libraries around the world to empower the discovery of knowledge and insights – where, when and how people need it. Gale has 500 employees globally with its main operations in Farmington Hills, Michigan. For more information, please visit www.gale.com.

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