It's Live!! Cover Reveal: Radical by E. M. Kokie + Giveaway (US Only)

It's Live!! Cover Reveal: Radical by E. M. Kokie + Giveaway (US Only)

Hi, YABCers!

Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for RADICAL by E.M. Kokie, releasing September 13, 2016 from Candlewick Press. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from E.M.:

Hello, YABC! I'm excited to share the cover for my new novel, RADICAL. This book has been a long and arduous journey from inspiration to published novel. Sharing the cover feels like crossing over a line that puts the journey in the past, and opens the door to share Bex's story with the world. I had no idea what to expect for the cover. I'm not an artist or designer, and I knew this book might pose a challenge, given its plot and themes. For a long time I described the book as a story about family, identity, survival, and guns, not necessarily in that order. Cover designer Pam Consolazio did an amazing job of capturing the rural setting and the emotional journey of main character Bex. There's something about the image of her walking along long-abandonned train tracks (probably thinking about how they could be used to her advantage in a grid-down scenario), that makes me simultaneously smile and ache for Bex. I love her hoodie, hood up like armor against the world, and the set of her shoulders. And I love, love, love the font,  reminiscent of challenge and homegrown movements. I hope it's a cover that will draw a second look and beg to be picked up. 

~E.M. Kokie (RADICAL, Candlewick Press)

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Here it is!

 
 
 Cover design by Pam Consolazio. Cover photograph copyright © 2016 by Nicola Smith/Trevillion Images (girl)

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RADICAL

by E.M. Kokie
Release date: September 13, 2016
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 978-0763669621
 
About the Book
 

I’m not a prepper. I’m not a survivalist. I’m a realist who plans to survive.

Bex is determined to survive, whatever the crisis, whatever it takes—she knows exactly what to pack, she can shoot any gun, and she’s got plans to drag her family to safety by force, if necessary. So she’s intrigued when she discovers Clearview, a group that takes survival just as seriously as she does. So what if some people think they’re wackos? There’s nothing crazy about being prepared.

But Bex isn’t prepared for meeting Lucy, who complicates all of her careful plans. As secrets at Clearview begin to mount and the pieces of Bex’s life become more difficult to juggle, Bex has to figure out where her loyalties really lie — and what it’ll really take to survive.

To learn more about this book and see our review, click HERE.
 
 
 

About the Author

E. M. Kokie is the author of Personal Effects (Candlewick Press, 2012), a YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults and Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults Top Ten and a Lambda Literary Award Finalist. Her next novel, Radical (Candlewick Press, September 2016), explores family, identity, survival, and guns, not necessarily in that order. She also contributed to the anthologies Things I'll Never Say: Stories About Our Secret Selves (Candlewick Press, 2015) and Violent Ends (Simon Pulse, 2015). She can be found online at www.emkokie.com, tweets as @EMKokie, and blogs at www.thpiratetree.com, a collective of children’s and young adult writers interested in children’s literature and social justice issues.


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Giveaway Details

Two winners will receive a signed ARC of Radical.

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E.M. Kokie on Monday, 07 March 2016 13:15

Thanks for helping me celebrate the cover reveal, YABC!

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Thanks for helping me celebrate the cover reveal, YABC!
Kara S on Wednesday, 09 March 2016 18:39

This sounds like a really unique read; I always like the Candlewick-published books I choose to read. This sounds like it has a really textured central character, and that is a key factor for me. Thanks for introducing me to this book and for the chance to win! Cheers, Kara S

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This sounds like a really unique read; I always like the Candlewick-published books I choose to read. This sounds like it has a really textured central character, and that is a key factor for me. Thanks for introducing me to this book and for the chance to win! Cheers, Kara S
Gabrielle on Sunday, 13 March 2016 01:55

Mysterious cover. Sounds promising

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Mysterious cover. Sounds promising
Linda Romer on Sunday, 20 March 2016 17:49

Radical sounds great ♡ And I love the bold cover! Thank you

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Radical sounds great ♡ And I love the bold cover! Thank you
Danielle Hammelef on Friday, 01 April 2016 20:21

The cover looks so bleak, but that reflects the synopsis--this character doesn't have much hope for happiness, just trying to survive. Sounds unique for me!

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The cover looks so bleak, but that reflects the synopsis--this character doesn't have much hope for happiness, just trying to survive. Sounds unique for me!
Emily on Sunday, 03 April 2016 23:23

It's a bold cover with a whole lot of imagery though it may not seem that way in the beginning. The synopsis is what really caught y attention! Finally a different kind of book!

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It's a bold cover with a whole lot of imagery though it may not seem that way in the beginning. The synopsis is what really caught y attention! Finally a different kind of book!
Kaylen on Tuesday, 05 April 2016 20:11

Sounds great! Can't wait to read. I love survivalist stories but this sounds a little different. And the cover...Wow! I love it. Mysterious and the idea sounds interesting. On my to-read list!

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Sounds great! Can't wait to read. I love survivalist stories but this sounds a little different. And the cover...Wow! I love it. Mysterious and the idea sounds interesting. On my to-read list!
Kester Nucum on Wednesday, 06 April 2016 12:07

Looks and sounds intriguing!

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Looks and sounds intriguing!
shelby on Wednesday, 06 April 2016 20:04

The synopsis is something that is so different from anything i have ever read! seems like a very interesting read!

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The synopsis is something that is so different from anything i have ever read! seems like a very interesting read!
Mohamed on Monday, 11 April 2016 10:35

To be honest the first thing took my attention was the cover it was very attractive , and after reading the synopsis i got even excited to read the whole book, cant wait to get a copy.

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[b]To be honest the first thing took my attention was the cover it was very attractive :o, and after reading the synopsis i got even excited to read the whole book, cant wait to get a copy. :D[/b]

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