Author Interview with H. M. Bouwman

In the second world, Kinchen’s little brother Pip is kidnapped by Raftworld’s king. In West Africa in 1781, twin sister and brother, Venus and Swimmer, are forced aboard the slave ship Zong. In the Mekong River Delta in 1978, Thanh and his sister Sang try to flee postwar Vietnam by boat. Somehow, marvelously—and with the help of the kraken—these three Read More …

Author Interview with Melissa Hart

Solo Hahn is uprooted from his friends and favorite pastime—surfing—when his family abruptly moves from the California coast to a trailer in the woods in Oregon. His best friend in Oregon (other than the Down syndrome neighbor boy) is his new kitten. When an owl kills the kitten, Solo tries to shoot the owl, earning himself the label of “at-risk Read More …

Author Interview with Karen Harrington

Wayne Kovok survives a plane crash on the way home from his uncle’s funeral. When he wakes up at the hospital, he has a long line of stitches on his face, a missing eyebrow, and no voice. Before the accident, Wayne kept up a steady stream of trivia to fill any awkward silences, but now that isn’t possible. And awkward Read More …