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    Distributor: Random House, Inc. Availability: Available On Sale Date: Oct 04, 2022 Carton Quantity: 18
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The Bones of Me
By (author): Kel Duckhouse
Kel Duckhouse

Imprint:

Flying Eye Books

ISBN:

9781914343032

Product Form:

Paperback

Form detail:

Trade
Paperback , Trade
English

Audience:

Teenage: Age (years) 14, Grade (US) 9
Oct 04, 2022
$17.99 CAD
Active

Dimensions:

8.5in x 5.3 x 0.6 in | 0.56 lb

Page Count:

208 pages
Flying Eye Books
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Sports & Recreation / General
The go-to mystery thriller to cozy up with this season, for fans of YA gems like Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo and The Crossover by Kwame Alexander. Told in dynamic verse and prose!

“The combination of verse and prose keeps the pace moving, and colloquialisms add to the sense of place. A textured coming-of-age story deeply rooted in a working-class community.”
—Kirkus Reviews

“Dynamic verse and sincere prose…Prominent messages about classism and forgiveness add layers to this insightful rendering of the amateur boxing world.” Publishers Weekly


“An uncompromising and unflinching novel that certainly packs a punch.” — Brian Conaghan, author of The Boy Who Made it Rain

“Gutsy, gripping and dangerous yet full of heart, truth and soul. Duckhouse’s exceptional debut floats like a butterfly, stings like a poet.” -— Keith Gray, author of Ostrich Boys and The Climbers

The Bones of Me is a thrilling debut YA novel about friends and family amid the world of amateur boxing. Living on an East London council estate has its worries - and life for 15 year old Molly hasn’t always been easy. But she has a dream, a dream to be a boxer just like her older brother Denny. When he agrees to train her, she couldn’t be more excited. But one night everything changes. There’s an assault outside Molly’s local boxing club, Denny’s nowhere to be found and the police are after him. Molly must prove her brother’s innocence and delve into the underbelly of East London, and her family history where new and old secrets are revealed…

The winning sports gift this season: a boxing book that packs a punch, ideal for the athlete of the family!



    FOR FANS OF KWAME ALEXANDER’S THE CROSSOVER





    FEMALE WRESTLER PROTAGONIST: In the arena of a male dominated sport, Molly’s character offers female representation to the traditionally male narrative. Teenage girls will enjoy this exciting read centering the experience of a teenage girl.





    ADDRESSES HARD-HITTING THEMES IN COMMUNITIES FACING SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC INEQUALITY: A compelling novel that offers no easy answers, but refuses to shy away from asking the difficult questions, like what are the influences that tempt young people growing up in East London to turn to a life of street crime and other misfortunes’ that lower income communities are subjected to? 





    DYNAMIC STORYTELLING: Interspersed with amazing verse segments, the rhythm and pace of this novel pulls readers aged 11+ into Molly’s world. 





    POWER OF FRIENDSHIP & COMMUNITY: Molly joins forces with her friend Kwaku, who supports her through her efforts to find out what happened to her brother  





    DEBUT YA CREATOR KEL DUCKHOUSE: An exicting novel from an emerging author 

Kel Duckhouse was born in Leytonstone, London. She currently lives with her three children in Wiltshire, where she works as an Author, Poet and Spoken Word Artist. Kel graduated with distinction from Bath Spa University, where she studied a Masters in Writing for Young People. Kel started her career as a poet and performer and loves works with musicians to put her poetry to music. The Bones of Me is her debut novel. When she’s not writing, she’s campaigning for social causes or dying her hair pink. Her dream is to buy a camper van and travel the UK and Europe writing.

Author Residence: Bath, England

Author Hometown: England

Marketing: Promotion via www.nobrow.net

Social media marketing campaign 

Advance ARC giveaway

Advance review copies available to independent booksellers, educators and librarians. 

Extensive ARC distribution via Edelweiss and Netgalley 

Featured promotion at BEA, ALA Annual, ALA MW, TLA, Winter Institute, and Children’s Institute. 

Featured promotion at comics festivals throughout North America (TCAF, NYCC, SPX, CAB, MICE, CAKE, MOCCA) 

Social media partnerships with like-minded brands. 

National print and online advertising campaign

International email newsletter campaign



Publicity: Advance review copy mailing to national press and media.

Advance review copy mailing to trade and institutional media. 

Advance review copy mailing to online influencers. 



Author Social Media: twitter.com/kelduckhouse?lang=en

Included in the CBC’s October 2022 Hot Off the Press reading list

“The combination of verse and prose keeps the pace moving, and colloquialisms add to the sense of place. A textured coming-of-age story deeply rooted in a working-class community.”
—Kirkus Reviews

“An emotional thread that packs a wallop fit for the boxing ring. With an unshakable sense of place and a quick one-two punch ending, this is a novel that appeals most to a specific reader but that will open up a new world for others who give it a try.”
Booklist

“Dynamic verse and sincere prose…Prominent messages about classism and forgiveness add layers to this insightful rendering of the amateur boxing world.”
Publishers Weekly


“An uncompromising and unflinching novel that certainly packs a punch.” 
—Brian Conaghan, author of The Boy Who Made it Rain


“Gutsy, gripping and dangerous yet full of heart, truth and soul. Duckhouse’s exceptional debut floats like a butterfly, stings like a poet.”
—Keith Gray, author of Ostrich Boys and The Climbers


“Brave and bold, a proper right hook to the senses.”
—Phil Earle

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