March 16, 2016 by Kiersi
Title: THE LAST BOY AT ST. EDITH’S
Author: Lee Gjertsen Malone
Category & Genre: Middle-grade Contemporary
Publish Date: Out now!
Blurb: Jeremy is the last boy remaining at an all-girls school.
Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ out of 5
I received an advance copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
To me, one of the greatest struggles faced by children’s fiction is the limiting dichotomy of “boy books” versus “girl books.” Especially in the middle-grade sphere, this strict gender exclusivity—most noticeably on the matter of boys being rarely asked or required to read narratives told by girl characters—leaves out a whole slew of important perspectives to younger readers. When our media is dominated by male stories featuring token female characters, the female perspective becomes, naturally, tokenized; and by extension, rendered unimportant. (more…)
Category Book Reviews | Tags: boy books,gender,Lee Gjertsen Malone,middle-grade,private school,The Last Boy at St. Edith's | 6 Comments
February 21, 2016 by Kiersi
Hot dang, it has been a wild week around here.
I’ll be posting tomorrow or the next day about what’s going on in QUARTZ CREEK RANCH land, but today, I have a super special announcement to make:
I’m going to have TWO Young Adult novels published by Carolrhoda Lab!
Here’s the deal announcement in Publisher’s Weekly:
So a little background on these two books, because they both have a story.
HONOR CODE has some pretty deep roots in my feminist heart, even though the subject was originally Alix’s brainchild. The novel takes place at a private boarding school on the east coast—an elite institution that’s been educating and refining the rich and powerful for over a century. (more…)
Category Author News, Literary Agents, Publishing | Tags: agents,announcement,book of the heart,Carolrhoda Lab,feminism,Game of Thrones,Gossip Girl,high fantasy,Lord of the Rings,private school,privilege,young adult | 5 Comments