"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
“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
Between THE FALSE PRINCE and THE MARK OF THE THIEF and A NIGHT DIVIDED, that dynamo of a writer Jennifer Nielsen has swaths of wildly enthusiastic fan-readers all over the country. (And hey, let's not forget to send a little love to her debut, ELLIOT AND THE GOBLIN WAR, one of my personal favorites and also my very first agent book sale ♡) But just one of the many amazing things about Jen is the way she continues to produce new stunningly written works on a regular basis.—And today is no exception! (Well, if we're getting technical it's actually 'yesterday,' since I'm a day late writing this—oops!)
All mechanics aside, I am beyond thrilled to introduce Jennifer Nielsen's newest book deal, a middle-grade historical thriller called RESISTANCE. Once again signed up by Lisa Sandell at Scholastic, this exciting new stand-alone centers around a group of Jewish teenagers in World War 2 Poland, who pioneered a whole new way of fighting back against the Nazis. Drawing its inspiration from a recent trip to Germany, I have to say that the topic could not feel more timely.
So tidy up your bookshelves and get ready, people, because this masterpiece is coming to bookstores everywhere in Fall 2018!
Huge congratulations, Jennifer!