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A First Rate Starred Review for FIRST GRADE DROPOUT
First Grade Dropout
Audrey Vernick

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!


Wherever You Go
Pat Zietlow Miller

"Miller's verse, infused with musical momentum, communicates the emotional arch of a journey with beautiful brevity". ~ Kirkus Reviews, starred review. April release.

The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch
Chris Barton

"Barton offers an immersive, engaging, and unflinching portrait of the difficulties of the Reconstruction era". ~ Publisher's Weekly, starred review. April release.

Grounded: The Adventures of Rapunzel
Megan Morrison

"Fans of traditional and fractured fairy tales will thoroughly enjoy this new twist on an old story". ~ School Library Journal. April release. April release.