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    Collaboration Ways We Work Together Tomas Moniz, Alicia Dornadic
    9781849353120 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes Age (years) from 5 - 9 On Sale Date: October 12, 2018
    $22.50 CAD 8 x 8 x 0.43 in | 310 gr | 38 pages Carton Quantity: 40 Canadian Rights: Y AK Press
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      Collaboration playfully explores the various ways we work and play with one another and the world around us. Dancing between poetry and narrative, the story rhythmically demonstrates how collaboration shapes our lives. Designed so that parents and children can discuss how the words and watercolor illustrations come together to conjure each idea, and how each image is "both the sum of its parts and a new thing entirely." Bilingual edition.

      Colaboración alegremente explora las diversas maneras en que trabajamos y jugamos el uno con el otro y con el mundo que nos rodea. Bailando entre la poesía y la narrativa, el cuento explora rítmicamente las formas infinitas que la colaboración moldea a nuestras vidas.. Está diseñado para que los padres y los niños puedan discutir cómo las palabras y las ilustraciones de acuarela se unen para evocar cada idea, cada imagen es "tanto la suma de sus partes y una completamente nueva cosa." Edición bilingüe.

      Bio
      Tomas Moniz is the founder, editor, and writer for the award winningRad Dad which produced two literary anthologies:Rad Dad and Rad Families: A Celebration (2017). His novellaBellies and Buffalos is a tender, chaotic road trip about friendship, family and Flamin' Hot Cheetos. He's the recipient of the SF Literary Arts Foundation's 2016 Mary Tanenbaum Award, the 2016 International Can Serrat Artist Residency, the 2017 Caldera International Artist Residency and the 2017 LPP+Residency in San Francisco. His first novel, King Pleasure, will be released summer 2018 by Hawthorne Books
      Alicia Dornadic paints primarily in watercolor to capture the details of daily life. She is a design researcher with a background in anthropology and art history who works with organizations in the realms of health, transportation, and technology. Alicia curates exhibits, including Not A Lemon, a lemon-themed art show with 50 Bay Area artists at the Scott Ellsworth Gallery, San Francisco (July/Aug 2016) and #StrikeAwayShow co-curated with Courtney Cerruti, with over 500 artworks by 250 artists at Paxton Gate's Curiosities for Kids, San Francisco (May 2015). Solo art shows include New Words For Green at Long Weekend, Oakland (May 2017) and Tendril Wild with Tomas Moniz at Fayes, San Francisco (May 2016).
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    9781617756160 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Animals Age (years) from 1 - 7 On Sale Date: April 13, 2018
    $25.50 CAD 9 x 9 x 0.45 in | 460 gr | 48 pages Carton Quantity: 36 Canadian Rights: Y Black Sheep
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      "The phenomenal artwork is what truly makes this book special. The landscapes of the sea, the sky, and outer space are breathtaking. Cortés's different blending and thinning of the colors create a world of beauty. This fascinating tale of perspective and point of view makes a fine addition for most collections."
      --School Library Journal

      "Sumptuous paintings and an engaging conceit make this a terrific read-aloud choice."
      --Wall Street Journal

      "A stunningly illustrated story of a shark who has a frightening encounter with 'sea creatures' who come from above."
      --Brooklyn Daily Eagle

      "Cortés' premise has child appeal and even some STEM utility, and his lovely illustrations invite contemplation of the teeming worlds above and beneath the sea...The depictions of the curve of the Earth in space and of the sky--cloudy or starry, always vast--are lush...Enjoy this tale's accomplished visuals and percussive rhymes."
      --Kirkus Reviews

      "[A] memorable and beautifully illustrated children's picture book...Ricardo Cortés's stunning seascapes follow the adventures of a shark that has a story to share about creatures who live above the ocean...Filled with humor and warmth,Sea Creatures from the Sky will charm and entertain children."
      --Midwest Book Review

      "One can applaud Cortés for inviting us to learn about sharks...children will enter and emerge from this book with a new understanding of humans' interest in sharks and ocean life."
      --New York Journal of Books

      "Stunning illustrations immerse us into understanding the shark's perspective. A valuable concept that can change how we think of any fellow earth dwelling creature be it on earth or in the sea."
      --The Reading Ninja

      "The story moves in a poetic ebb and flow of an ocean current, and is well balanced by the very colorful illustrations."
      --Inspire the Muse

      "A beautifully rhymed and painted book that is almost philosophically asking about the being and existence of otherness. Proved and tested with my two-year-old, who became very tranquil and curious looking at the beautiful seascape."
      --The Manolist

      "This is a gorgeously illustrated view of the world by a shark."
      --The Cyberlibrarian

      "A beautifully illustrated book that is a magical and compelling read!"
      --MyShelf

      "Enchanting. You feel like you're in the water swimming with the other fish...The images alone are worth the price of the book."
      --Journey of a Bookseller

      A shark, swimming the seas, encounters...Aliens.

      Will anyone believe it is true?

      Sea Creatures from the Sky is a gorgeously illustrated children's picture book from theNew York Times best-selling illustrator ofSeriously, Just Go to Sleep. Cortés's stunning seascapes follow the adventures of a shark that has a story to share about creatures who live above the ocean. Our shark encounters strange-looking creatures who resemble nice, caring marine biologists. But after they release it back into the ocean, the shark cannot find one friend to believe its tale. Filled with humor and warmth,Sea Creatures from the Sky will charm children and parents alike.

      Bio

      Ricardo Cortés has written and illustrated books about tomatoes, grass, the history of coffee, and Coca-Cola. He is the illustrator of a #1New York Times best-selling classic for parents about putting their children to bed, as well as the G-rated follow-up,Seriously, Just Go to Sleep. He lives in Brooklyn, NY, and on rmcortes.com.

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      "I loved everything about this story. The art is just beautiful...It's a look at preservation and oceanography from a different point of view, and makes a realistic-looking shark less threatening, even likable. Kids will appreciate the misunderstood predator; how many times have kids been called out for exaggerating a recollection that is absolutely true from their point of view?...This one is a must-add to storytimes and books where sharks and undersea life are popular."
      --Mom Read It(blog)

      "The story...challenges readers of all ages to honor the voices of others and their lived experiences...The cadence of its rhyming and its luminous illustrations of ocean depths, as well as an expansive sky-to-universe stretching palette, will render a child's wonderment for learning about a world that is brand-new."
      --What's the 411

      "This is a lovely, gently philosophical book that reads like an aquaticTwilight Zone episode...An engaging and beautifully illustrated tale."
      --The Fan Brothers, authors/illustrators ofThe Night Gardener

      "What must a shark makes of the scientists who study her? I won't be able to look at the animals I tag quite the same way ever again."
      --Dr. Alistair Dove, marine biologist, Georgia Aquarium

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    Between Us Clare Atkins
    9781760640217 Paperback YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes Age (years) from 12 On Sale Date: May 11, 2018
    $22.50 CAD 5 x 7.75 x 0.85 in | 304 pages Carton Quantity: 44 Canadian Rights: Y Black Inc.
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      Between Us is the story of two teenagers – Jono and Anahita – falling in love for the first time. There’s just one thing standing between them: twenty kilometres of barbed wire fence. Anahita lives in the Wickham Point Immigration Detention Centre, where asylum seekers are detained while they wait to be ‘processed’ by the Australian government.

      The two teenagers meet at Darwin High School. Anahita travels from Wickham Point to school each day, passing through metal detectors, checkpoints and enduring multiple roll calls on the detention centre bus. Jono has no idea about any of this. All he knows is that there’s a beautiful new girl with dark eyes, who keeps looking over in his direction ... is it possible she likes him?

      Between Us is a playful and bittersweet novel about starting a new romance with someone whose life circumstances are miles from yours. Jono is athletic, musical and self-assured. He sees himself as 100% Australian, despite his Vietnamese heritage. He’s had girls keen on him before and hasn’t been interested ... but Anahita is different. He doesn’t know that she lives in a three by three metre room with her mother, and shares a bunk bed with her younger brother. He doesn’t know that she has toparticipate in activities to earn credits to buy a phone card to call him for half an hour. Or that she’s allocated an hour of internet time a day, with guards patrolling behind her to make sure she’s only doing homework. And she doesn’t want to tell him either. She wants to try to maintain the feeling of having something special, something secret, between them. It’s one area of her life in which she can pretend to be relatively normal ... but for how long?

      Bio
      Clare Atkins has worked as a scriptwriter for many successful television series including All Saints, Home and Away, Winners and Losers and Wonderland. Nona and Me is her first book, which she wrote while living in Arnhem Land.
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    The Secret of the Purple Lake Yaba Badoe, Gbolahan Adams
    9781911115311 Paperback JUVENILE FICTION / Legends, Myths, Fables Age (years) from 10 - 13 On Sale Date: May 04, 2018
    $14.95 CAD 5 x 7.75 x 0.39 in | 130 gr Carton Quantity: 54 Canadian Rights: Y Cassava Republic Press
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      The Secret of the Purple Lake is a collection of five interlinked stories that take us from Ghana to Orkney, and from Spain to Norway and Thailand. As a minor character from one story assumes a major role in the next, we meet a fascinating cast, including Imoro the magic elephant, the Walrus Prince, and the Wild Princesses of Rousay. The protagonist of the opening tale, The Fisherman's Daughter, has to retrieve her dead father's bones from the bottom of the sea, in order to bring harmony back to her seaside village. In fulfilling her task, she must evade the clutches of The Fish-man of the Purple Lake. The Fish-man, a monstrous creature with the body of a man and the head of a fish, was once a beautiful boy from the Sahel, and has his own story about how he became the Fish-man.
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      Yaba Badoe is an award-winning documentary filmmaker. A graduate of King’s College Cambridge, she worked as a civil servant in Ghana before joining the BBC. Her short stories have been published in Critical Quarterly and African Love Stories: an anthology edited by Ama Ata Aidoo. In 2009 her debut novel, True Murder, was published by Jonathan Cape.
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    The Hidden Star K. Sello Duiker
    9781911115434 Paperback JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic Age (years) from 10 - 13 On Sale Date: June 15, 2018
    $16.50 CAD 5 x 7.75 x 0.73 in | 240 gr | 210 pages Carton Quantity: 30 Canadian Rights: Y Cassava Republic Press
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      Nolitye lives in a shack with her mother Thembi in Phola, a dusty township on the edge of Johannesburg. She is good at maths and likes collecting stones, which she places in a bucket under her bed. She also has unusual powers: she can communicate with dogs. Nolitye has two close friends, Bheki, who is overweight, and the bespectacled Four Eyes, who join with her to resist the bullying from Rotten Nellie and her gang of Spoilers. One day, Nolitye finds a special stone that has the powerto make people feel happy and laugh. Her mission from now on is to gather together the other pieces of the stone and reunite them, to stop darkness from taking control of her world.
      Bio
      By the time of his untimely death, K. Sello Duiker had published various short stories and two novels. Thirteen Cents was awarded the Commonwealth Prize for a first novel, while The Quiet Violence of Dreams won the Herman Charles Bosman Prize for English Literature.
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      "With evocatively descriptive prose and a trio of strong protagonists along with a secondary cast of unique personalities (such as Rotten Nellie, the class bully, or MaMtonga, the terrifying witch next door), Duiker beautifully captures a corner of South Africa (the main characters are black). With strong elements of magical realism, the novel is both charming and whimsical with several heart-thumping moments that make it difficult to put down. At its core, this posthumously published South African import is a heartwarming story about friendship and persistence." Kirkus - Starred Review, 18 March 2018
      "The novel's lighthearted tone, occasionally interrupted by terrifying creatures, makes for a pleasurable fantasy story with a strong nod to mythology. Readers will warm to Nolitye and her relatable run-ins with the school bully and will delight at the quirky details of Duiker's magic in an otherwise realistic setting. VERDICT A satisfying fantasy story in a place not often represented in the genre. Recommended for most middle grade collections where fantasy is popular."
      "In this enjoyable middle-grade novel, Duiker successfully manages to blend traditional South African folklore with township life, which gives the whole book a modern flair...And while magic has suffused every element of the story, from the plot to the setting, where Duiker shines most is when he highlights the magic of friendship and found family. A wonderful tale for any fan of fantasy adventures."
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    9781911115656 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / School & Education Age (years) from 3 - 7 On Sale Date: August 10, 2018
    $25.50 CAD 10.25 x 8.25 x 0.28 in | 290 gr | 28 pages Carton Quantity: 30 Canadian Rights: Y Cassava Republic Press
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      A delightful addition to the popular 'Princess Arabella' series. Princess Arabella and her friends embark upon their first day at Princess School. They find themselves taking some very unusual lessons – and when they are allowed to bring their pets to school, fun and games ensue! An engaging and entertaining picture book for children aged 3+.
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      Mylo Freeman grew up in The Hague and lives in Amsterdam. She has been a full-time writer-illustrator since 1993 and has published over 50 picture books. Her debut book Potty! was awarded the Kiek Book Prize and has been translated into many languages.
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    My Dad Loves Me, My Dad Has a Disease A Child's View: Living with Addiction Claudia Black
    9781942094753 Paperback FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Dysfunctional Families Age (years) from 4 - 10 On Sale Date: September 21, 2018
    $26.95 CAD 10.5 x 8 x 0.26 in | 240 gr | 84 pages Carton Quantity: 30 Canadian Rights: Y Central Recovery Press
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      Children who grow up in addicted families usually learn at a very young age that it is not safe for them to openly talk about their family experiences. This updated edition ofMy Dad Loves Me, My Dad Has a Disease gives children ages five to twelve the opportunity to work through their feelings of loss, loneliness, fear, and frustration, both verbally and through drawing exercises. Through sharing their thoughts and feelings, children can develop a better understanding of addiction and how it affects their parent(s).

      Written from a child's point of view,My Dad Loves Me, My Dad Has a Disease has helped thousands of children and is a springboard for children to understand their own recovery process in a family ravaged by addiction.

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      Claudia Black, PhD is a world-renowned expert on addiction and codependency, best-selling author, and trainer internationally recognized for her pioneering and contemporary work with family systems and addictive disorders. Since the 1970s, Dr. Black's work has encompassed the impact of addiction on young and adult children. Her writings and teachings have become a standard in the field of addictions. Claudia holds a Doctorate of Philosophy in Social Psychology from Columbia PacificUniversity, and a Masters Degree in Social Work and Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Welfare from the University of Washington. Claudia is the Clinical Architect of the Claudia Black Center for Young Adults, a Senior Fellow, and Addiction and Trauma Program Specialist at The Meadows Treatment Center in Arizona. She is one of the original founders and serves on the Advisory Board for the National Association of Children of Alcoholics and the Advisory Council of the Moyer Foundation and its development of Camp Mariposa, a camp for children impacted by addiction. She serves on the Advisory Board for the National Association of Children of Alcoholics, and the Advisory Council of the Moyer Foundation.
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    Series: Phone Book
    Phone Book Matilda Tristram
    9781908714510 Paperback JUVENILE NONFICTION / Activity Books Age (years) from 8 On Sale Date: August 24, 2018
    $13.50 CAD 3.2 x 5.9 x 0 in | 10 gr | 32 pages Carton Quantity: 80 Canadian Rights: Y Cicada Books
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      The exact size and shape of a mobile phone, this book takes the screen out of screen-time and brings distraction activities firmly into the ana- logue realm. Draw your best and worst selfie, copy out the funniest text exchange you’ve ever had, design your favourite game, do a faceswap with a cat, write out your life philosophies in 140 characters, and invent some new apps to suit your lifestyle. With a sheet of emoji stickers to colour and complete, this is a gorgeous activity book that is sure to get your creative juices flowing, and bring a smile to the most hardened of screen-addicts.
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      Matilda Tristram is a writer, animator and illustrator. She is the author of graphic novel, Probably Nothing (Penguin 2014) and two childrens books; Santa’s Beard and Reindeer’s Nose (Walker, 2015). She has writ- ing credits on numerous children’s television shows, and her comic strips have featured in the Guardian, Vice, Glamour and Art Review.
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      With its shiny silver cover and slender pocket size, this clever activity book resembles a smartphone. Inside, its pages (also designed to look like smartphone screens, complete with battery and Wi-Fi icons) encourage readers to take a break from screen time.—PublishersWeekly

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    Iron River Daniel Acosta
    9781941026939 Hardcover YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes On Sale Date: November 23, 2018
    $26.95 CAD 6 x 9 x 0.76 in | 440 gr | 225 pages Carton Quantity: 24 Canadian Rights: Y Cinco Puntos Press
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      2019 Paterson Prize winner

      Skipping Stones Book Award

      Kirkus Reviews' Best YA Historical Fiction of 2018

      A river runs through young Manny Maldonado Jr.’s life, heart and imagination. Sometimes at night it even shoots through his brain like a bullet. But this river isn’t water, it’s iron—the tracks and trains of the Southern Pacific railroad that pass along his tight-knit neighborhood in the San Gabriel valley just ten miles east of L.A. The iron river is everything to Man-on-Fire, Man for short to his friends, Little Man to his uncles and cousins. He watches it, he waits for it, he playsnears its tracks, he listens for the weight of its currents (strong currents flowing east pulling two hundred boxcars, light current going west with less than fifty cars), he whiles away long summer days throwing rocks and bricks at it with his friends Danny, Marco and Little. They line up cans and bottles in mock battles to try to throw it off track. But nothing derails the iron river, and nothing stops the stinking cop Turk from trying to pin a hobo’s murder on the four young boys.

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      Daniel Gilbert Acosta was born and grew up in California. After a half year as a novice in the Claretian order, Daniel left the seminary and enrolled at California State University, Los Angeles. Following college, Daniel was drafted into the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was discharged from the Army in 1972 and returned to CSULA to earn his teaching credential. Daniel earned a Master's Degree from CSULA and spent thirty-four years teaching English and creative writing at Mark Keppel High School in Alhambra, California. A former member of the L.A. Barrio Writer's Workshop, Daniel retired from teaching in 2007 and return to his writing. His fiction has appeared in national print and digital periodicals. Iron River is his first novel. Daniel is the father of four, and he and his wife, Linda, live in Rosemead, California.
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      Awards
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      “I was so enthralled at the way [the book] tugged at my heartstrings that I read it twice...the story takes the reader on a colorful & nostalgic, albeit uncomfortable at points, trip into the recent past of an American Chicano community and family. It brings forth a multitude of emotions, should you allow yourself the luxury of immersing yourself into a good book.”—Frankie Firme,LatinoLA
      “A dense story with rich associative leaps, the novel will prompt discussions about race, class, sexuality, and gender.” —Starred Review,Kirkus Reviews
      “The many layers of this beautifully built-up picture of an intelligent, goofy young kid who’s well aware of his surroundings and faces them head-on is a brilliant debut of a promising young writer. Iron River will prompt discussions of race, class, culture, and teenage sexuality, and resonate with middle-grade through high school readers. It’s highly recommended.”—Beverly Slapin,De Colores: The Raza Experience in Books for Children
      “A powerful debut.”—Karen Cruze,Booklist Online
      "An essential title for any library."— Starred Review,School Library Journal
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    Iron River Daniel Acosta
    9781941026946 Paperback YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes On Sale Date: November 23, 2018
    $19.50 CAD 6 x 9 x 0.57 in | 320 gr | 225 pages Carton Quantity: 20 Canadian Rights: Y Cinco Puntos Press
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      2019 Paterson Prize winner

      Skipping Stones Book Award

      Kirkus Reviews' Best YA Historical Fiction of 2018

      A river runs through young Manny Maldonado Jr.’s life, heart and imagination. Sometimes at night it even shoots through his brain like a bullet. But this river isn’t water, it’s iron—the tracks and trains of the Southern Pacific railroad that pass along his tight-knit neighborhood in the San Gabriel valley just ten miles east of L.A. The iron river is everything to Man-on-Fire, Man for short to his friends, Little Man to his uncles and cousins. He watches it, he waits for it, he playsnears its tracks, he listens for the weight of its currents (strong currents flowing east pulling two hundred boxcars, light current going west with less than fifty cars), he whiles away long summer days throwing rocks and bricks at it with his friends Danny, Marco and Little. They line up cans and bottles in mock battles to try to throw it off track. But nothing derails the iron river, and nothing stops the stinking cop Turk from trying to pin a hobo’s murder on the four young boys.

      Bio
      Daniel Gilbert Acosta was born and grew up in California. After a half year as a novice in the Claretian order, Daniel left the seminary and enrolled at California State University, Los Angeles. Following college, Daniel was drafted into the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was discharged from the Army in 1972 and returned to CSULA to earn his teaching credential. Daniel earned a Master's Degree from CSULA and spent thirty-four years teaching English and creative writing at Mark Keppel High School in Alhambra, California. A former member of the L.A. Barrio Writer's Workshop, Daniel retired from teaching in 2007 and return to his writing. His fiction has appeared in national print and digital periodicals. Iron River is his first novel. Daniel is the father of four, and he and his wife, Linda, live in Rosemead, California.
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    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews
      “I was so enthralled at the way [the book] tugged at my heartstrings that I read it twice...the story takes the reader on a colorful & nostalgic, albeit uncomfortable at points, trip into the recent past of an American Chicano community and family. It brings forth a multitude of emotions, should you allow yourself the luxury of immersing yourself into a good book.”—Frankie Firme,LatinoLA

      “A dense story with rich associative leaps, the novel will prompt discussions about race, class, sexuality, and gender.” —Starred Review,Kirkus Reviews

      "An essential title for any library."— Starred Review,School Library Journal

      “A powerful debut.”—Karen Cruze,Booklist Online

      “The many layers of this beautifully built-up picture of an intelligent, goofy young kid who’s well aware of his surroundings and faces them head-on is a brilliant debut of a promising young writer. Iron River will prompt discussions of race, class, culture, and teenage sexuality, and resonate with middle-grade through high school readers. It’s highly recommended.”—Beverly Slapin,De Colores: The Raza Experience in Books for Children

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