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June 1, 2016

Spotlight on the Hottest Authors of Spring!

Our Arrow catalogs this spring are jam-packed with our favorite authors! Working on the catalogs has been especially fun in the past few months because there are so many works by amazing writers throughout. These authors have crafted page-turning books that are perfect to keep the reading excitement alive through the spring and summer months.

Here are some authors we just can’t stop talking about!

Arrow May:

Mika Ashley-Hollinger—Precious Bones

Mika grew up in the Florida swamplands, which inspired her to write Precious Bones. Her wonderfully crafted characters are as distinctive as the names they carry. Bones is a ten-year-old girl who stumbles upon a mysterious murder in her hometown. Mika effectively blends magic, adventure, and suspense in her fabulous debut novel.

 

 

Joseph Bruchac—Code Talker

This award-winning author has written over 120 books for children and adults. His stories, novels, poetry, and music reflect his Abenaki Indian heritage and Native American traditions.

 

Rita Williams-Garcia—One Crazy Summer

Her passion and mission is to write engaging, authentic stories that reflect young readers’ images and experiences. Her latest book, One Crazy Summer, won a Coretta Scott King Award and a Newbery Honor.

 

 

Christopher Paul Curtis—Elijah of Buxton; The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963; Bud, Not Buddy (Arrow June)

The grandson of a Negro Baseball League pitcher and a 1930s bandleader, Christopher Paul Curtis worked on an assembly line in Flint, Michigan, building cars for 13 years after high school. His second novel, Bud, Not Buddy, is the first book ever to receive both the Newbery Medal and the Coretta Scott King Award.

 

Arrow June:

Pam Muñoz Ryan—Esperanza Rising, Riding Freedom

With one grandmother from Mexico and the other from Oklahoma, Pam grew up in California with two distinct cultures shaping her life. “When I was with one, I often ate enchiladas, rice, and beans. When I was with the other, I ate black-eyed peas, fried okra, and peach cobblers,” she recalls. Pam’s novel Riding Freedom won the Teachers’ Choice Award, the California Young Reader Medal, and the National Willa Cather Award for Best Young Adult Novel.

 

Author Bio: Margaret Hagan is the assistant merchandising manager for Lucky and Arrow Book Clubs. Her all-time favorite children’s book is Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech.

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