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Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

Written by Ann BrasharesAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Ann Brashares


· Delacorte Press
· Hardcover · Ages 12 and up
· September 11, 2001 · $15.95 · 978-0-385-72933-8 (0-385-72933-2)

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

Carmen got the jeans at a thrift shop. They didn’t look all that great: they were worn, dirty, and speckled with bleach. On the night before she and her friends part for the summer, Carmen decides to toss them. But Tibby says they’re great. She'd love to have them. Lena and Bridget also think they’re fabulous. Lena decides that they should all try them on. Whoever they fit best will get them. Nobody knows why, but the pants fit everyone perfectly. Even Carmen (who never thinks she looks good in anything) thinks she looks good in the pants. Over a few bags of cheese puffs, they decide to form a sisterhood and take the vow of the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants . . . the next morning, they say good-bye. And then the journey of the pants — and the most memorable summer of their lives — begins.

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“Funny, perceptive, and moving.”—USA Today

“A complex book about a solid group of friends, with each one a strong and courageous individual in her own right. They form a true sisterhood of acceptance and support, resulting in a believable and inviting world.”—School Library Journal, Starred

“A feel-good novel of substance. . . . Move over, Ya-Ya Sisters.”—Kirkus Reviews, Starred

“The loving depiction of enduring and solid friendship will ring true to readers, who will appreciate this recognition of one of life’s most important relationships.”—The Bulletin, Recommended

AWARDS

WINNER 2002 - ALA Best Books for Young Adults
WINNER 2004 - Indiana Young Hoosier Award
WINNER 2004 - Iowa Teen Book Award
WINNER 2002 - Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Award
WINNER 2004 - New Jersey Garden State Teen Book Award
WINNER 2003 - Rhode Island Children's Book Award
WINNER 2003 - Tennessee Volunteer State Book Award
WINNER 2003 - Texas TAYSHAS High School Reading List
WINNER 2004 - Washington Evergreen Young Adult Book Award
WINNER 2004 - Pacific Northwest Young Readers Choice Award
WINNER 2004 - Missouri Gateway Readers Award
NOMINEE 2005 - Arizona Young Readers Award
NOMINEE 2004 - Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award
WINNER 2002 - Book Sense Book of the Year
WINNER 2002 - Texas TAYSHAS High School Reading List
NOMINEE 2004 - Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award

AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY

Ann Brashares grew up in Chevy Chase, Maryland with her three brothers and attended a Quaker school in the DC area called Sidwell Friends. She studied Philosophy at Barnard College, part of Columbia University in New York City. Expecting to continue studying philosophy in graduate school, Ann took a year off after college to work as an editor, hoping to save money for school. Loving her job, she never went to graduate school, and instead, remained in New York City and worked as an editor for many years. Last year, Ann made the transition from editor to full-time writer and wrote her first novel, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.

Ann lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband, Jacob Collins, an artist, and their three children, Sam, Nathaniel, and Susannah, their newborn, who is an honorary member of the Sisterhood.

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