“A touching tale of understanding and friendship . . . The message of education as a vehicle for progress and dismantling hatred is one that will strike a chord with readers.” — Kirkus Reviews
"Braden sensitively demonstrates how isolating it can be to live with people who, despite good intentions, force their children to fulfill expectations that run counter to their own senses of self. . . . All the characters find ways to encourage each other, be less alone, and connect.”—Booklist, starred review
"Quigley adeptly creates strong classroom scenes that convey an inclusive student body’s realistic dynamic and an endearing, assured seven-year-old protagonist who appreciates her cultural identity." - PW, starred review
That is not a kind of sandwich, I promise you! It is, in fact, a pronouncement of truth: Cynthia Levinson is on a roll, as, on top of new awards showing up seemingly every week (the latest is the 2013 IRA Young Adult Nonfiction Award, but if you want to see an impressive list of notices, click here or here)...on top of that, we're now announcing a new two-book deal for her!
Here's the announcement we sent to Publishers Marketplace, but you can also see another announcement at PW Children's Bookshelf:
Author of 2013 IRA Young Adult Nonfiction Award winner WE'VE GOT A JOB Cynthia Levinson's next two nonfiction projects for ages 10-14: WATCH OUT FOR FLYING KIDS, which spotlights teens who soar over cultural, religious, and political boundaries in two partnering, nonprofit children's circuses—an urban-suburban circus in St. Louis, Missouri, and an Arab-Jewish circus in Israel; and FAULT LINES IN THE CONSTITUTION, co-written with Levinson's husband, Sanford Levinson, a leading constitutional scholar, which will look at the many flaws in the U.S. Constitution, some of the real-world consequences of those flaws, and the ways that some state constitutions offer thoughtful alternatives, to Kathy Landwehr at Peachtree Publishers, by Erin Murphy of Erin Murphy Literary Agency (world).
I'm so pleased that these remarkable projects will be on shelves in the future--WATCH OUT is tentatively scheduled for spring 2015--and that Cynthia is reunited with her beloved editor, Kathy Landwehr, and the fabulous team at Peachtree--for a team they are, truly.