TeachingBooks Virtual Book Tour

The TeachingBooks Virtual Book Tour is your opportunity to learn from and build personal connections with extraordinary book creators and their brand-new titles. Included in all Virtual Book Tour posts are original interviews with authors and illustrators, lesson plans, an activity designed for young people, and much more!

Welcome Laura Silverman

Laura Silverman on Up All Night: 13 Stories Between Sunrise and Sunset

In this post, we feature author Laura Silverman, whose popular titles include the novel Recommended for You. You can hear her speak about her new collection of short stories, Up All Night: 13 Stories Between Sunrise and Sunset, and try her fun “invitation to imagine” activity. You’ll also find other resources to explore. Thanks for joining us, and let us know what you think in the comments below!


Laura Silverman and the cover of Up All Night

Up All Night: 13 Stories Between Sunrise and Sunset

  • Edited by Laura Silverman
  • Published by Algonquin Young Readers, an imprint of Workman Publishing
  • Release date: July 13, 2021

When everyone else goes to bed, the ones who stay up feel like they’re the only people in the world. As the hours tick by, the familiar drops away and the unfamiliar beckons. Adults are asleep, and a hush falls over the hum of daily life. Anything is possible. It’s a time for romance and adventure. For prom night and ghost hunts. It’s a time for breaking up, for falling in love—for finding yourself. Stay up all night with these 13 short stories from bestselling and award-winning YA authors, including Karen McManus, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nina LaCour, Brandy Colbert, and Laura Silverman, as they take readers deep into these rarely seen, magical hours.

From “Never Have I Ever,” by Karen McManus, the first story in Up All Night: 13 Stories Between Sunrise and Sunset, edited by Laura Silverman.

If this were a normal Friday night, I would’ve left Katie Chang’s party before midnight. Curfew is nonnegotiable in the Finch household, and I’m way past it.

Read a longer excerpt from Up All Night: 13 Stories Between Sunrise and Sunset, edited by Laura Silverman.

Explore Up All Night: 13 Stories Between Sunrise and Sunset

Listen to Laura Silverman talking with TeachingBooks about creating Up All Night: 13 Stories Between Sunrise and Sunset. You can click the player below or experience the recording on TeachingBooks, where you can read along as you listen, and also translate the text to another language.


Invitation to Imagine

TeachingBooks asks each author or illustrator on our Virtual Book Tour to share a writing prompt, a drawing exercise, or just an interesting question to spark curiosity and creativity. Enjoy the following activity contributed by Laura Silverman.

Imagination Activity with Laura Silverman

It’s late at night. The sun has gone down, and your parents are fast asleep. Something mysterious and fun will occur tonight. What happens? What do you discover?


Finish This Sentence . . . with Laura Silverman

As part of our Virtual Book Tour, TeachingBooks asks authors and illustrators to complete short sentence prompts. Enjoy Laura Silverman’s response.

“I knew I would be a writer when…”

I knew I would be a writer when I was a young child. As soon as I could write, I enjoyed coming up with stories. It felt exciting to imagine new worlds in my mind and describe them on the page. There were endless adventures to explore!


Thank you!

To wrap up this Virtual Book Tour, we thank Laura Silverman for signing a book for all of us.

The title page of Up All Night, signed by the editor, Laura Silverman, with the message, "I hope you enjoy staying up late with these stories!"

More Connections to Laura Silverman and Up All Night: 13 Stories Between Sunrise and Sunset


Explore all of the titles featured in the TeachingBooks Virtual Book Tour: one link with author interviews, lesson plans, activities, and more!

All text and images are courtesy of Laura Silverman and Workman Publishing and may not be used without expressed written consent.

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