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Misa Sugiura
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MOMO ARASHIMA BREAKS THE MIRROR OF THE SUN by Misa Sugiura

Last year, when I featured the first in this series, Momo Arashima Steals the Sword of the Wind, I was already looking forward to the sequel. I'm excited to report that MOMO ARASHIMA BREAKS THE MIRROR OF THE SUN has an expected publication date…
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100-Word Stories: A Short Form for Expansive Writing by Kim Culbertson and Grant Faulkner

I've always been a fan of Kim Culbertson, and I was lucky to feature her books The Wonder of Us and The Possibility of Now. Her newest book, co-written with Grant Faulkner, explores the art of flash fiction and its benefits in helping writers…
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THE COLOR OF SOUND by Emily Barth Isler

I first heard about THE COLOR OF SOUND when I featured Emily Barth Isler's previous middle grade book, Aftermath, and I was so intrigued by the premise I couldn't wait to feature THE COLOR OF SOUND well before its expected publication date of…
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SIR CALLIE AND THE DRAGON'S ROOST by Esme Symes Smith

I was delighted to feature the first book in this series, Sir Callie and the Champions of Helston, earlier this year. I'm excited to report that its sequel, SIR CALLIE AND THE DRAGON'S ROOST, came out yesterday, November 7, 2023.   Thanks…
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ALMOND, QUARTZ AND FINCH by Lisa Bunker

Earlier this year, I featured Joy, to the World, a book that Lisa Bunker co-wrote with Kai Shappley, and when I heard the premise of ALMOND, QUARTZ AND FINCH I couldn't wait to feature it as well. The book is out today, November 7, 2023.   The…
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HIDDEN TRUTHS by Elly Swartz

Elly Swartz is definitely a Middle Grade author to watch. I featured her book Dear Student, and she has published other novels as well. Her upcoming book, HIDDEN TRUTHS (10.31.23) has received starred reviews from School Library Journal and…
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THE RAVEN THRONE by Stephanie Burgis

I'm always delighted by Stephanie Burgis's writing as well as her engaging characters and whimsical world-building. When I featured the first book in this series, The Raven Heir, Stephanie mentioned she was penning a sequel, THE RAVEN THRONE.…
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OUT OF THE FIRES: A JOURNAL OF RESILIENCE AND RECOVERY AFTER DISASTER by Carrie Lara

I've featured Carrie Lara's picture books before, including Marvelous Maravilloso and The Heart of Mi Familia. Carrie's newest book, OUT OF THE FIRES: A JOURNAL OF RESILIENCE AND RECOVERY AFTER DISASTER, is very much needed. It not only helps…
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FORGIVE ME NOT by Jennifer Baker

I met Jennifer Baker at a writing retreat and I always thought she had such beautiful writing. Her debut YA novel, FORGIVE ME NOT, is not only both captivating and engaging,  it also offers an informative and critical lens into juvenile justice…
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THE HUNDRED LOVES OF JULIET by Evelyn Skye

I've been honored to feature Evelyn Skye's YA books Circle of Shadows and The Crown's Game. When I heard the premise of her new fantasy for adult readers, I couldn't wait to feature it. THE HUNDRED LOVES OF JULIET explores the nuances of love,…