The Secret Life of Kitty Granger is a suspenseful thriller and a nuanced portrayal of neurodivergence set in 1967 London. Sixteen-year-old Kitty Granger hates noise and crowds, tends to fixate on patterns, and often feels acutely aware of her surroundings even as she struggles to interpret the behavior of people around her. When Kitty’s keen observation and quick thinking help her survive a dangerous encounter, two secret agents working for Her Majesty’s government offer her a job in their espionage operation. On her very first mission, she must foil a fascist plot and save the country!
Today author G.D. Falksen discusses his writing process, research strategies, and creative life.
by Lara Neel, Trade Marketing Manager
May is Jewish American Heritage Month! Here’s a list of book display ideas or selections for your readers advisory group.
National Book Award finalist Elana K. Arnold shares a note to What Girls Are Made Of readers and an excerpt from the book. Read More
By Alix Reid, Editorial Director of Carolrhoda Lab™
I had the very great pleasure of working with Elana K. Arnold on her YA novel, What Girls Are Made Of, which is a National Book Award for Young People’s Literature finalist. (You can read more about that here.) Read More
YA author Amber J. Keyser writes about feminist books for teens and her “Feminism and the Female Body” book tour with Elana K. Arnold, author of National Book Award for Young People’s Literature Longlist title What Girls Are Made Of.
A shorter version of this post appeared in this week’s Book Riot’s “What’s Up in YA” September 18 newsletter.
As soon as I heard about Elana K. Arnold’s most recent novel, What Girls Are Made Of, I knew we had to tour together. Her book is a visceral dissection of the enormous pressures on teenage girls. It demands to know why girls are considered consumable objects—sugar and spice—to be devoured by the nearest hungry mouth. She felt similarly about my novel, Pointe, Claw, also a ferocious exploration of the territory of the female body and what sacrifices must be made to claim it as one’s own.