By Michele Weber Hurwitz
When I first read Katherine Applegate’s The One and Only Ivan (HarperCollins, 2012), I remember being completely amazed.
A brown bear or a pigeon narrating a picture book are one thing, but a gorilla narrating a meaningful middle grade novel? This was something else entirely. Applegate’s brilliance took my breath away. The spare yet powerful writing as well as the non-human voice was absolutely perfect.
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By Cynthia Leitich Smith
is the first time author of A Work of Art (Merit, 2015)(author blog). From the promotional copy:
Tera is seventeen, shy, and artistically gifted. Her hero and mentor is her father, a famous graphic artist who also protects her from her depressed, overly critical mother.
But Tera’s universe is turned upside down the day the police arrest her father for an unspeakable crime.
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