Today in YA History: October 12, 1968 – ‘The Pigman’ published!

October 12, 1968: Harper Trophy publishes “The Pigman” by Paul Zindel.

Written in just six months, The Pigman is the story of John and Lorraine, two high school sophomores, and their relationship with Mr. Angelo Pignati. It explores themes of friendship, grief, and the fragility of life.

The Pigman, a mainstay in the required reading of middle school students, can be found at your local Independent bookstore!


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