To the surprise of absolutely NONE of us, the enchanting YA debut by Maika Moulite and Maritza Moulite, Dear Haiti, Love Alaine [Sept. 3, Inkyard Press], has earned another starred review! Publishers Weekly calls Dear Haiti “an alternately funny and bittersweet story of loss, regret, love, and sacrifice, centered on the fictional female descendants of real-life Haitian queen Marie-Louise Coidavid. Seamlessly blending story lines and allusions to Haiti’s history and culture, (read more…)
We are thrilled that Elizabeth Keenan’s YA novel of 90s nostalgia and bipartisan girl power, Rebel Girls [Inkyard Press, Sept. 10], just earned a starred review! Says Kirkus: “Keenan creates a timely narrative that will challenge teens to reflect on their personal values and engage in respectful discourse…A must-read.” Don’t miss this very necessary novel about two very different sisters on two very opposite sides of the abortion debate who (read more…)
The Cactus [Park Row Books] is the delightful story of one woman’s unconventional journey to motherhood when she finds out that she’s pregnant—at the age of 45. We’re also proud to announce that it’s Reese Witherspoon’s latest Book Club Selection! HUGE CONGRATS to author Sarah Haywood! Find out more about the book club and get in on the reading fun here!
Meet Alaine Beauparlant: she’s a whip-smart aspiring journalist whose revenge-against-the-mean-girls prank goes very awry, and she is sent to live with her posh aunt in her family’s native Haiti to do volunteer work as penance. There, she will uncover family secrets that may or may not be related to a family curse, navigate her fraught (and heartbreaking) relationship with her brilliant journalist mother, and ultimately come to embrace her beautifully (read more…)
Raise a glass of Charleston Light Dragoon Punch to author Deb Spera, whose debut Call Your Daughter Home [June 11, Park Row Books] was voted by librarians across the country as one of their ten favorite books pubbing in June! And if you haven’t read the book yet, good news–it’s still available for request on Netgalley for your previewing pleasure! And not to brag, but look at all the… Praise (read more…)