Love Like Sky

Author:   Leslie Youngblood
Publisher:   Disney Book Publishing Inc.
ISBN:  

9781368019392


Pages:   304
Publication Date:   10 October 2019
Recommended Age:   From 8 to 12 years
Format:   Paperback
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Author:   Leslie Youngblood
Publisher:   Disney Book Publishing Inc.
Imprint:   Disney Press
ISBN:  

9781368019392


ISBN 10:   1368019390
Pages:   304
Publication Date:   10 October 2019
Recommended Age:   From 8 to 12 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  Children / Juvenile
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Not yet available   Availability explained
This item is yet to be released. You can pre-order this item and we will dispatch it to you upon its release.

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Readers will fall in love with Georgie and her 'blended-up' family as they navigate tough challenges and new family dynamics. --School Library Journal Using beautiful prose, Youngblood's debut explores the expansive love only siblings can have for one another, while capturing the heart and soul of what it means to be a blended family. The multilayered characters and compelling story will resonate with readers... Young readers will fall in love with these characters and gain a new favorite author. --Booklist Youngblood gives G-Baby's narration energy and detail, and her desperate longings for approval... are vividly and authentically preteen... The warm and committed... African-American family is good literary company, and readers may hope to see more adventures from G-Baby. --BCCB Brims with charm and compassion. Readers will immediately be rooting for G-Baby, a girl with the biggest heart, trying her hardest to help everyone around her. --Vashti Harrison, New York Times best-selling author of Little Leaders AccoladesSIBA 2018 Fall Okra PickKirkus Best of 2018 List2018 Indies Next List * Youngblood's debut is a celebration of intergenerational family bonds. Readers in co-parenting or blended families especially will relate to the conflicts between Georgie's loving but imperfect parents. An openhearted, endearing, and unforgettable debut about the challenges of friendship, growing up, and the boundless love of family. --Kirkus Reviews (starred review)


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Leslie C. Youngblood received an MFA from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. A former assistant professor of creative writing at Lincoln University in Jefferson City, she has lectured at Mississippi State University, UNC-Greensboro, and the University of Ghana at Legon. She's been awarded a host of writing honors, including a 2014 Yaddo's Elizabeth Ames Residency, the Lorian Hemingway Short Story Prize, a Hurston Wright Fellowship, and the Room of Her Own Foundation's 2009 Orlando Short Story Prize. In 2010 she won the Go On Girl! Book Club Aspiring Writer Award. Born in Bogalusa, Louisiana, and raised in Rochester, she's fortunate to have a family of natural storytellers and a circle of supportive family and friends. Love Like Sky is her debut novel.

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