Some Places More than Others
Bloomsbury Children’s Books
Published September 3, 2019
About Some Places More Than Others
Newbery Honor author Renée Watson explores a family’s relationships and Harlem—its history, culture, arts, and people.
All Amara wants is to visit her father’s family in Harlem. Her wish comes true when her dad decides to bring her along on a business trip. She can’t wait to finally meet her extended family and stay in the brownstone … Continue reading
The Geography of You and Me
Jennifer E Smith
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Published April 15, 2014
On a hot summer night, the lights go out on the east coast, dropping Manhattan into an unfamiliar blackness. Sixteen year-old Lucy and seventeen year-old Owen, strangers who live in the same building, share a few moments trapped in an elevator which blossoms into hours spent talking under the night sky.
Just as the two begin to connect, their lives propel them apart: Owen to the west coast and his father’s unending job hunt and Lucy to the Europe she’s … Continue reading
I Am the Weapon
Little, Brown and Company
Published May 13, 2014
You will think he’s your best friend. Then, when tragedy strikes someone close to you, he’ll disappear, fade into memory.
Since he was 12, he’s been in the Program. He moves from place to place, from one assignment to another, befriending someone close to his target and then quietly completing his mission: assassination.
But the latest mission is different. Memories swell to the surface of his mind and the daughter of his target sees him too clearly. Instead of honing in for the kill, he … Continue reading