Penguin Young Readers Omni Summer 2019

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    Hair Love Matthew A. Cherry, Vashti Harrison
    9780525553366 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places Age (years) from 4 - 8, Grade (US) from P - 3 On Sale Date: May 14, 2019
    $23.99 CAD 9.88 x 10.38 x 0.32 in | 32 pages Carton Quantity: 24 Kokila
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      Description
      “I love that Hair Love is highlighting the relationship between a Black father and daughter. Matthew leads the ranks of new creatives who are telling unique stories of the Black experience. We need this.”

      - Jordan Peele, Actor & Filmmaker

      It’s up to Daddy to give his daughter an extra-special hair style in this ode to self-confidence and the love between fathers and daughters, from former NFL wide receiver Matthew A. Cherry and New York Times bestselling illustrator Vashti Harrison.


      Zuri’s hair has a mind of its own. It kinks, coils, and curls every which way. Zuri knows it’s beautiful. When Daddy steps in to style it for an extra special occasion, he has a lot to learn. But he LOVES his Zuri, and he’ll do anything to make her—and her hair—happy.

      Tender and empowering, Hair Love is an ode to loving your natural hair—and a celebration of daddies and daughters everywhere.
      Bio
      Chicago native Matthew A. Cherry is a former NFL wide receiver turned filmmaker who played for the Jacksonville Jaguars, Cincinnati Bengals, Carolina Panthers, and the Baltimore Ravens. In 2007 he retired and moved to LA to pursue a career in entertainment. Now, he directs music videos and short films, including “Hair Love,” the animated short film on which this book is based. Matthew was named to Paste Magazine’s list of Directors to Watch in 2016.

      Author Residence: Los Angeles, CA

      Vashti Harrison is the author-illustrator of the New York Times bestselling picture book Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History, which is also a NAACP Image Award winner. She earned her BA from the University of Virginia with a double major in Media Studies and Studio Art, and received her MFA in Film and Video from CalArts where she snuck into Animation classes to learn from Disney and Dreamworks legends. There she rekindled a love for drawing and painting. Now, utilizing both skill sets, she is passionate about crafting beautiful stories in both the film and picture book worlds.

      Illustrator Residence: Brooklyn, NY
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        Author Website: www.matthewacherry.com & www.vashtiharrison.com

        Author Social Media: @MatthewACherry & @VashtiHarrison
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    9781984873705 Undefined JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places On Sale Date: May 14, 2019
    $191.92 CAD 9.6 x 13 x 18.7 in | 0 pages Carton Quantity: 1 Dial Books for Young Readers
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    My Papi Has a Motorcycle Isabel Quintero, Zeke Peña
    9780525553410 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places Age (years) from 4 - 8, Grade (US) from P - 3 On Sale Date: May 14, 2019
    $23.99 CAD 9.38 x 11.31 x 0.34 in | 40 pages Carton Quantity: 24 Kokila
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      A celebration of the love between a father and daughter, and of a vibrant immigrant neighborhood, by an award-winning author and illustrator duo.

      When Daisy Ramona zooms around her neighborhood with her papi on his motorcycle, she sees the people and places she’s always known. She also sees a community that is rapidly changing around her.

      But as the sun sets purple-blue-gold behind Daisy Ramona and her papi, she knows that the love she feels will always be there.

      With vivid illustrations and text bursting with heart, My Papi Has a Motorcycle is a young girl’s love letter to her hardworking dad and to memories of home that we hold close in the midst of change.
      Bio
      Isabel Quintero was born and raised by Mexican immigrant parents in Southern California’s Inland Empire. She earned her BA in English and her MA in English Composition at California State University, San Bernardino. Her debut YA novel, Gabi, A Girl in Pieces, won the 2015 Morris Award for Debut YA Fiction and the Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children’s Book Award.

      Author Residence: Inland Empire, CA

      Zeke Peña is a cartoonist and illustrator from El Paso, Texas. He studied Art History at the University of Texas at Austin and is self-taught in illustration and painting. He has published work with VICE.com, Latino USA, The Believer Magazine, The Nib, Penguin Random House, Holt/Macmillan and Cinco Puntos Press. In 2018 he received the Boston Globe Horn Book Award for a graphic biography he illustrated titled Photographic: The Life of Graciela Iturbide. You can see more of his work at zpvisual.com.

      Illustrator Residence: El Paso, Texas
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        Author Website: laisabelquintero.com

        Author Social Media: @isabelinpieces
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      Awards
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      PRAISE FOR MY PAPI HAS A MOTORCYCLE

      by Isabel Quintero; Illustrated by Zeke Peña

      * “A heartwarming story that centers joy in the midst of looming change.” - Booklist, starred review

      * “An evocative love letter.” - Horn Book, starred review

      * “The love between the girl and her father is palpable, but her connection to her city…is at the story’s heart.” - Publishers Weekly

      * “Quintero’s warm, economical text and the desert-sunset tones of Peña’s comics-inflected art feel like a revelation.” - The New York Times

      PRAISE FOR PHOTOGRAPHIC: THE LIFE OF GRACIELA ITURBIDE

      by Isabel Quintero; Illustrated by Zeke Peña

      * “Quintero and Peña have set a new standard in artist biographies.”—School Library Journal, starred review

      * “A powerful homage.”—The Horn Book, starred review

      * “Eye-opening and masterfully rendered.”—Booklist, starred review

      2018 Boston Globe-Horn Book Nonfiction Award Winner

      2018 Moonbeam Children’s Books Gold Award Winner

      PRAISE FOR GABI, A GIRL IN PIECES

      by Isabel Quintero

      * “[An] authentic and honest exploration of contemporary Latina identity.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

      * “Fresh, self-aware, and reflective.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review

      * “I think there are many authors—and Isabel sits squarely in this group—who don’t shy away from telling young people the truth. Who are producing work for young women that really dignifies their intelligence and dignifies their experience.”—Meg Medina, author of Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass

      * “Voracious, bold, truthful and timely.”—Juan Felipe Herrera, U.S. Poet Laureate

      2015 Tomás Rivera Book Award, Works for Older Children

      2015 William C. Morris Award

      2015 YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults
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    Mi papi tiene una moto Isabel Quintero, Zeke Peña
    9780525554943 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places Age (years) from 4 - 8, Grade (US) from P - 3 On Sale Date: May 14, 2019
    $23.99 CAD 9.31 x 11.25 x 0.39 in | 40 pages Carton Quantity: 24 Kokila
    • Marketing Copy

      Description
      A celebration of the love between a father and daughter, and of a vibrant immigrant neighborhood, by an award-winning author and illustrator duo, now in Spanish.

      When Daisy Ramona zooms around her neighborhood with her papi on his motorcycle, she sees the people and places she’s always known. She also sees a community that is rapidly changing around her.

      But as the sun sets purple-blue-gold behind Daisy Ramona and her papi, she knows that the love she feels will always be there.

      With vivid illustrations and text bursting with heart, Mi Papi Tiene una Moto is a young girl’s love letter to her hardworking dad and to memories of home that we hold close in the midst of change.
      Bio
      Isabel Quintero was born and raised by Mexican immigrant parents in Southern California’s Inland Empire. She earned her BA in English and her MA in English Composition at California State University, San Bernardino. Her debut YA

      novel, Gabi, A Girl in Pieces, won the 2015 Morris Award for Debut YA Fiction and the Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children’s Book Award.


      Author Residence: Inland Empire, CA

      Zeke Peña is a cartoonist and illustrator working on the United States/Mexico frontera. He studied Art History and Visual Studies at the University of Texas, and uses media and traditional techniques to tell stories that are influenced by cartoons, border culture, and indigenous iconography. Learn more at zpvisual.com.

      Illustrator Residence: El Paso, Texas
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    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews
      PRAISE FOR PHOTOGRAPHIC: THE LIFE OF GRACIELA ITURBIDE

      by Isabel Quintero; Illustrated by Zeke Peña

      * “Quintero and Peña have set a new standard in artist biographies.”—School Library Journal, starred review

      * “A powerful homage.”—The Horn Book, starred review

      * “Eye-opening and masterfully rendered.”—Booklist, starred review

      2018 Boston Globe-Horn Book Nonfiction Award Winner

      2018 Moonbeam Children’s Books Gold Award Winner

      PRAISE FOR GABI, A GIRL IN PIECES:

      * “[An] authentic and honest exploration of contemporary Latina identity.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

      * “Fresh, self-aware, and reflective.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review

      * “I think there are many authors—and Isabel sits squarely in this group—who don’t shy away from telling young people the truth. Who are producing work for young women that really dignifies their intelligence and dignifies their experience.”—Meg Medina, author of Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass

      * “Voracious, bold, truthful and timely.”—Juan Felipe Herrera, U.S. Poet Laureate

      2015 Tomás Rivera Book Award, Works for Older Children

      2015 William C. Morris Award

      2015 YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults
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    9780525554912 Hardcover YOUNG ADULT FICTION / People & Places Age (years) from 14, Grade (US) from 9 On Sale Date: June 18, 2019
    $23.99 CAD 5.88 x 8.5 x 1.13 in | 352 pages Carton Quantity: 12 Canadian Rights: Y Kokila
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      A powerful coming-of-age story about grief, guilt, and the risks a Filipino-American teenager takes to uncover the truth about his cousin’s murder.

      Jay Reguero plans to spend the last semester of his senior year playing video games before heading to the University of Michigan in the fall. But when he discovers that his Filipino cousin Jun was murdered as part of President Duterte’s war on drugs, and no one in the family wants to talk about what happened, Jay travels to the Philippines to find out the real story.

      Hoping to uncover more about Jun and the events that led to his death, Jay is forced to reckon with the many sides of his cousin before he can face the whole horrible truth—and the part he played in it.

      As gripping as it is lyrical, Patron Saints of Nothing is a page-turning portrayal of the struggle to reconcile faith, family, and immigrant identity.
      Bio
      Randy Ribay was born in the Philippines and raised in the Midwest. He is the author of After the Shot Drops and An Infinite Number of Parallel Universes. He earned his BA in English Literature from the University of Colorado at Boulder and his Master’s Degree in Language and Literacy from Harvard Graduate School of Education. He currently teaches English and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
      Marketing & Promotion
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        Author Website: www.randyribay.com

        Author Social Media: @randyribay
    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
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      FOUR STARRED REVIEWS

      "Powerful and courageous." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review

      "Deep, nuanced, and painfully real." --Booklist, starred review

      "A perfect convergence of authentic voice and an emphasis on inner dialogue." -- School Library Journal, starred review

      "Passionately and fearlessly, Ribay delves into matters of justice, grief, and identity." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review




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    Each Tiny Spark Pablo Cartaya
    9780451479723 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places Age (years) from 10, Grade (US) from 5 On Sale Date: August 06, 2019
    $22.99 CAD 5.5 x 8.25 in | 336 pages Carton Quantity: 12 Kokila
    • Marketing Copy

      Description
      From award-winning author Pablo Cartaya comes a deeply moving middle grade novel about a daughter and father finding their way back to each other in the face of their changing family and community.

      Emilia Torres has a wandering mind. It’s hard for her to follow along at school, and sometimes she forgets to do what her mom or abuela asks. But she remembers what matters: a time when her family was whole and home made sense. When Dad returns from deployment, Emilia expects that her life will get back to normal. Instead, it unravels.

      Dad shuts himself in the back stall of their family’s auto shop to work on an old car. Emilia peeks in on him daily, mesmerized by his welder. One day, Dad calls Emilia over. Then, he teaches her how to weld. And over time, flickers of her old dad reappear.

      But as Emilia finds a way to repair the relationship with her father at home, her community ruptures with some of her classmates, like her best friend, Gus, at the center of the conflict.

      Each Tiny Spark by Pablo Cartaya is a tender story about asking big questions and being brave enough to reckon with the answers.
      Bio
      Pablo Cartaya is an award-winning author, speaker, actor, and educator. In 2018, he received a Pura Belpré Author Honor for his middle grade novel, The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora. His second novel, Marcus Vega Doesn’t Speak Spanish, is available now. Learn more about Pablo at pablocartaya.com and follow him on Twitter @phcartaya.

      Author Residence: Miami, Fl.

      Author Hometown: New York, NY.
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        Marketing: Major prepublication buzz campaign

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        Author Website: pablocartaya.com

        Author Social Media: @phcartaya
    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews
      PRAISE FOR THE EPIC FAIL OF ARTURO ZAMORA:

      * “Irresistibly exquisite.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

      * “Engrossing.”—Booklist, starred review

      * “Vibrant.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review

      A 2018 Pura Belpré Author Honor Book

      An E.B. White Read-Aloud Middle Reader Award finalist

      A 2018 Bank Street Best Children’s Book of the Year

      Amazon Best Children’s Books of 2017

      Publishers Weekly Flying Start

      Kirkus Reviews Best Fiction of 2017

      Chicago Public Library Best Book on 2017

      NYPL Best Books for Kids 2017

      2017 Nerdy Book Award Winner

      2018 Texas Lone Star Reading List Selection

      2018-2019 Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children’s Book Award Nominee

      2018-2019 Sunshine State Young Readers Award Nominee

      Charlotte Observer Best Books of 2017 for Young Readers

      News & Observer Best Books for Young Readers
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    9781101997284 Paperback JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places Age (years) from 10, Grade (US) from 5 On Sale Date: July 09, 2019
    $11.99 CAD 5.13 x 7.75 x 0.72 in | 288 pages Carton Quantity: 36 Puffin Books
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      Description
      One boy’s search for his father leads him to Puerto Rico in this moving-middle grade novel, for fans of Ghost and See You in the Cosmos.

      Marcus Vega is six feet tall, 180 pounds, and the owner of a premature mustache. When you look like this and you’re only in the eighth grade, you’re both a threat and a target. After a fight at school leaves Marcus facing suspension, Marcus’s mom decides it’s time for a change of environment. She takes Marcus and his younger brother to Puerto Rico to spend a week with relatives they don’t remember or have never met. But Marcus can’t focus knowing that his father—who walked out of their lives ten years ago—is somewhere on the island.

      So begins Marcus’s incredible journey, a series of misadventures that take him all over Puerto Rico in search of his elusive namesake. Marcus doesn’t know if he’ll ever find his father, but what he ultimately discovers changes his life. And he even learns a bit of Spanish along the way.
      Bio
      Pablo Cartaya’s novels explore identity, place, and the spaces in between. His debut novel about a boy standing up for his community, The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora, received three starred reviews and is a 2018 Pura Belpré Author Honor Book. When Pablo isn’t writing, he’s spending time with his family or dreaming of his next visit to Puerto Rico. Learn more about Pablo at pablocartaya.com and follow him on Twitter @phcartaya.

      Author Residence: Coral Gables, FL

      Author Hometown: New York, NY
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    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews
      PRAISE FOR MARCUS VEGA DOESN’T SPEAK SPANISH:

      *“Excellent.”

      School Library Journal, starred review

      *“An ideal read for boys or reluctant readers.”

      School Library Connection, starred review

      “A compelling read about the meaning of family, identity, and culture.”

      Kirkus Reviews

      “Thoughtful and thought provoking.”

      Booklist

      “Cartaya’s follow-up to 2018 Pura Belpré Honor Book The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamorashines.”

      The Horn Book

      PRAISE FOR THE EPIC FAIL OF ARTURO ZAMORA:

      *“Irresistibly exquisite.”

      Kirkus Reviews, starred review

      *“At turns funny, beautiful, and heartbreaking.”

      Booklist, starred review

      *“A vibrant debut novel about family, friendship, and community.”

      Publishers Weekly, starred review
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    9780525554295 Hardcover YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes Age (years) from 14, Grade (US) from 9 On Sale Date: May 07, 2019
    $23.99 CAD 5.88 x 8.5 x 1.27 in | 384 pages Carton Quantity: 12 Dial Books
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      Description
      A deeply hopeful YA novel about living with mental illness that’s perfect for fans of Girl in Pieces

      “Profoundly moving…Will take your breath away.”—Kathleen Glasgow, author of Girl in Pieces


      Biz knows how to float. She has her people, her posse, her mom and the twins. She has Grace. And she has her dad, who tells her about the little kid she was, and who shouldn’t be here but is. So Biz doesn’t tell anyone anything. Not about her dark, runaway thoughts, not about kissing Grace or noticing Jasper, the new boy. And she doesn’t tell anyone about her dad. Because her dad died when she was seven. And Biz knows how to float, right there on the surface—normal okay regular fine.

      But after what happens on the beach—first in the ocean, and then in the sand—the tethers that hold Biz steady come undone. Dad disappears and, with him, all comfort. It might be easier, better, sweeter to float all the way away? Or maybe stay a little longer, find her father, bring him back to her. Or maybe—maybe maybe maybe—there’s a third way Biz just can’t see yet.

      Debut author Helena Fox tells a story about love and grief, about inter-generational mental illness, and how living with it is both a bridge to someone loved and lost and, also, a chasm. She explores the hard and beautiful places loss can take us, and honors those who hold us tightly when the current wants to tug us out to sea.

      “Give this to all your…friends immediately.” Cosmopolitan.com

      “Mesmerizing and timely.” —Bustle

      “Nothing short of equisite.”—PopSugar

      “Immensely satisfying”Girls’ Life

      * “Lyrical and profoundly affecting.” —Kirkus (starred review)

      * “Masterful…Just beautiful.” Booklist (starred review)

      * “Intimate…Unexpected.” PW (starred review)

      * “Fox writes with superb understanding and tenderness.”BCCB (starred review)

      * “Frank [and] beautifully crafted.”—BookPage (starred review)

      “This book will explode you into atoms.” —Margo Lanagan, author of Tender Morsels

      “Helena Fox’s novel delivers. Read it.” —Cath Crowley, author of Words in Deep Blue

      “This is not a book; it is a work of art.”—Kerry Kletter, author of The First Time She Drowned

      “Perfect…Readers will be deeply moved.” Books+Publishing
      Bio
      Helena Fox lives in Wollongong, Australia, where she runs creative writing workshops for young people. She’s a graduate of the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College in North Carolina. How It Feels to Float is her debut novel. She can be found at www.helenafoxauthor.com

      Author Residence: Wollongong, Australia
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        Marketing: 8-copy floor display

        9780525487883

        $143.92 ($191.92 CAN)

        Major pre-publication buzz campaign

        National media campaign

        Major consumer advertising campaign including print, digital, and social

        Promotion at select consumer festivals and cons

        Extensive online promotion and social media outreach

        Author blog tour

        Extensive blogger outreach

        Major promotion at national school and library conferences

        Librarian and educator outreach



        Author Website: helenafoxauthor.com

        Author Social Media: Twitter: @helenafoxoz | Instagram: helenafoxoz | Tumblr: here-now-this
    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews
      “[How It Feels to Float] explores intergenerational mental illness in a way that is nothing short of exquisite.” —PopSugar

      “A profoundly moving story about grief, loss, and love that will take your breath away. Helena Fox is a writer to be reckoned with.” —Kathleen Glasgow, author of Girl in Pieces

      “If you’ve read Anna Borges’s story for The Outline ”I Am Not Always Very Attached To Being Alive,“ you are perhaps already acquainted with the idea of ”treading to stay afloat“ when living with mental illness. In How It Feels To Float, author Helena Fox tells the story of a young woman floating through life, struggling to hide her dark thoughts and a past marked by intergenerational mental illness. —Bustle

      How It Feels to Float is technically a YA novel, but I’m not talking Twilight YA. I’m talking give-this-to-all-your-twenty-something-friends-immediately YA. This book will relate to anyone that’s lived through the confusing mind-f*ck that is being a high school girl. More than that, it tackles mental health, depression, sexual identity, and anxiety with beauty and empathy as protagonist Biz comes to terms with the death of her father amid a devastating social fall-out.” —Cosmopolitan.com

      ”Beautifully written, Biz’s story (of dark thoughts, grief and questioning her sexuality) is subtly revealed and immensely satisfying as she slowly unravels and puts herself together again.“ —Girls’ Life

      ”Teens who don’t want to be labeled, who don’t conform to checklists of attributes or fall into tidy boxes, will relate hard to this book about a girl who wants, very badly at times, to float away, but who ultimately finds herself…Full of life, resplendent with sensory details, lush descriptions, clever and witty narration, and a beating heart that will make yours swell with feeling.” —B&N Teen Blog

      ★ “Lyrical and profoundly affecting, providing a nuanced account of the hereditary effects of trauma. Haunting.” —Kirkus (starred review)

      ★ “Biz is smart, funny, and self-deprecating…[How It Feels to Float is] a masterful portrayal of mental illness that illuminates the complex interplay between emotional trauma and the mind’s subsequent recoil. And the writing is just beautiful.” —Booklist (starred review)

       “Exquisite…Through lyrical first-person narration, Fox empathically conveys the hereditary nature of Biz’s illness, its disorienting manifestations, and the limitations and power of love to heal.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

      ★ “Fox writes with superb understanding and tenderness…The poignant depiction of depression is leavened by secondary characters who love Biz, ranging from Jasper’s photographer grandmother to Jasper himself and even to Biz’s doomed dad, who may have lost to his demons but who has a larky beauty that lights up the pages…. Ambiguity enhances the beautiful, unsteady shimmer of Biz’s story.” —BCCB (starred review)

      ★ “This is a frank story of mental illness, loss, and sexual identity, and Fox responsibly concludes her story with information and support services for readers facing similar issues. How It Feels to Float is a beautifully crafted story of finding hope and love when both appear to be gone forever.” —BookPage (starred review)

      “A YA The Bell Jar with a ghostly twist, [and an] honest, nuanced portrayal of grief and life with mental illness…. A mesmerizing and timely debut.” —Bustle

      “This book will explode you into atoms, put you back together, and return the new shape of you to earth. Alive with sensation and rich in thought and feeling, How it Feels to Float intensively explores what it’s like to be here now.” —Margo Lanagan, author of Tender Morsels

      “Impossibly beautiful, life-affirming, profound. This is not a book; it is a work of art.” —Kerry Kletter, author of The First Time She Drowned
       
      “Every now and then you pick up a novel and you know you’ve found something wonderful—a glorious voice, a character you adore. Helena Fox’s novel delivers. It is exquisite. Read it.” —Cath Crowley, author of Words in Deep Blue

      “It is a testament to Helena Fox’s immense skill as a writer that all the disparate elements come together seamlessly in an intense, intimate portrait of a teenage girl. Like Biz in the darkroom, the author dodges and burns, keeping her characters moving, exposing them to the light.” —The Saturday Paper

      “A perfect, surreal exploration of mental illness and grief. Fox’s writing is poetry, bringing the reader to the brink of Biz’s madness and back again as she finds new ways to make meaning, and new people to make it with…. How It Feels to Float is a visceral reading experience that captures the way in which many teens struggle with mental illness. It is a lesson in acceptance and understanding, and readers will be deeply moved.” —Books+Publishing
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    9780525487883 Undefined YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes On Sale Date: May 07, 2019
    $191.92 CAD 10 x 32.8 x 6.5 in | 0 pages Carton Quantity: 1 Dial Books for Young Readers
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    Papa Put a Man on the Moon Kristy Dempsey, Sarah Green
    9780735230743 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Family Age (years) from 4 - 8, Grade (US) from P - 3 On Sale Date: May 07, 2019
    $23.99 CAD 8.94 x 11.25 x 0.36 in | 32 pages Carton Quantity: 24 Dial Books
    • Marketing Copy

      Description
      In time for the fiftieth anniversary of the moon landing, this father-daughter story celebrates a small community’s big contribution to one of America’s greatest accomplishments.

      Marthanne and her father sit side by side, looking out over their mill village as the moon glows in the sky. Marthanne hopes that one day, man will walk on the moon, and she knows her father is helping America accomplish this mission: The fabric he weaves forms one layer in the astronauts’ spacesuits. Papa insists he’s only making a living, but Marthanne knows his work is part of history, and she’s proud. She tries to be patient, but she can’t stop imagining the moon mission: the astronauts tumbling through space, the fabric her papa made traveling all the way up into the sky. When the astronauts blast off and Neil Armstrong finally takes his first steps on the moon, Marthanne watches in wonder. She knows her papa put a man on the moon.
      Bio
      Kristy Dempsey is the author of eight picture books, including Me with You, Surfer Chick, Superhero Instruction Manual, and A Dance Like Starlight, which was named a JLG selection, ALA Notable Book, Bank Street Best of 2015, CCBC 2015 Choice, and the winner of the 2015 Golden Kite Award for Picture Book Text. Since 1998, Kristy has lived in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, with her husband and three children, where she works as a middle school and high school English teacher.

      Author Residence: Belo Horizonte, Brazil

      Author Hometown: South Carolina

      Sarah Green is the illustrator of Dorothea Lange: The Photographer Who Found the Faces of the Depression and Elizabeth Warren: Nevertheless, She Persisted (Summer 2018). She studied illustration at the Rhode Island School of Design before moving back to her hometown of San Francisco.

      Illustrator Residence: San Francisco, CA
      Marketing & Promotion
    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews
      Praise for Kristy Dempsey’s A Dance Like Starlight

      Junior Library Guild Selection

      2015 ALA Notable

      2015 CCBC Choices List

      2015 SCBWI Golden Kite Award for Picture Book Text

      * “Dempsey’s lyrical prose soars…”—Booklist, starred review

      * “A warm inspirational collaboration that will resonate in the hearts of all who dream.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

      “Beautifully written…poetic.”—School Library Journal

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