It's a lovely starred review for Audrey Vernick's FIRST GRADE DROPOUT! Publishers Weekly thinks "readers will be won over" by the young narrator for his "self-awareness, timing, and raconteurship of a master monologist." They say "so effective is Vernick in conjuring the boy's blush-inducing, sweat-triggering embarrassment, readers young and old will probably find themselves flashing back to their own not-quite-forgotten moments of humiliation." Very true! Watch for FIRST GRADE DROPOUT on July 7th. Congratulations, Audrey!
"Miller's verse, infused with musical momentum, communicates the emotional arch of a journey with beautiful brevity". ~ Kirkus Reviews, starred review. April release.
"Barton offers an immersive, engaging, and unflinching portrait of the difficulties of the Reconstruction era". ~ Publisher's Weekly, starred review. April release.