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Debut Middle Grade Novel Sells One Million Copies

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After 18 months on bookshelves, R.J. Palacio has sold one million copies of her debut middle grade novel, Wonder.

Random House’s Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers imprint published the book and executive editor Erin Clarke edited. Here’s more from the release:

The story of a fifth grader born with a facial deformity who attends mainstream school for the first time,WONDER resonated instantly with readers of all ages and has remained at the top of bestseller lists, including 80 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, with 36 weeks in the #No. 1 spot.

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Raquel Jaramillo Steps Down to Editor-at-Large at Workman

Workman director of children’s publishing Raquel Jaramillo will step down and now serve as editor-at-large.

Publishers Weekly reported that Jaramillo (pictured, via),, made this decision to devote more time to her writing projects– she writes under the pseudonym R.J. Palacio. Her middle-grade novel Wonder has become a New York Times bestseller.

A number of publishers and organizations have also announced changes within their staff this past week.

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