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Baen Begins Lexile Scoring for New YA Focus
Three Science Fiction and One Fantasy Title Mark First Foothold in Lexile Database

Baen Books is pleased to announce our first four official scores in the Lexile score database from MetaMetrics. The Lexile scoring system is used by librarians, educators, and home schoolers across the country in order to match books with a student’s reading level. In keeping with our dedication to provide support for our young adult titles, we have just received scores for David Weber’s A Beautiful Friendship, for Treecat Wars and Fire Season by David Weber and Jane Lindskold, and for Tony Daniel’s epic fantasy The Dragon Hammer.

These specific Lexile scores will be available on each title’s respective page at baenebooks.com, and in the coming weeks the Lexile scores will be added to these titles pages on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and several other online outlets.

As part of our renewed commitment to young adult literature, we intend to enter all future YA (and several YA-suitable) titles into their database moving forward in 2017. It is our hope that by doing so more students, home schoolers, and young adults across the country will be able to access a wider array of books via a process designed to match them with material at a reading level intended to continue to challenge them and help them grow.

The Lexile scores program is but one element of our program to make readable, story-centered science fiction and fantasy not only entertaining but useful to teachers, parents and educators. We also provide teaching guides for many of our titles. These are study documents made by educators for educators, containing guiding questions for class discussion, vocabulary banks, and more—all free of charge. Those can be found at the link below:

http://www.baen.com/ya_guides/Teachers_Guide_January_2016.pdf

The four titles in question—along with their Lexile scores—are at the links below:

A Beautiful Friendship: http://www.baen.com/a-beautiful-friendship.html
Fire Season: http://www.baen.com/fire-season.html
Treecat Wars: http://www.baen.com/treecat-wars.html
The Dragon Hammer: http://www.baen.com/the-dragon-hammer.html

For more information contact info@baen.com or call 1-800-488-2236.

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