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Author Of The Week: Chat with James Sie (All Kinds Of Other), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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Welcome to our weekly special feature post,  Author Of The Week !! Each week we will be interviewing a different YA author and highlighting their upcoming release! We will also be hosting a giveaway of the book we are highlighting!!         Introducing James Sie,  YABC's Author of the...
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Abigail Lowry
This cover is gorgeous! Can’t wait to read!
Saturday, 08 May 2021 22:09
Keia
This sounds so good! I love this cover!
Sunday, 09 May 2021 20:43
Madeline Tebo
The cover is beautiful, looking forward to reading this book!
Monday, 17 May 2021 19:05
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Author Chat with Rajani LaRocca (Red, White, and Whole), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Rajani LaRocca author of         Red, White, and Whole. Read on for more about Rajani and her book, plus a giveaway!       Meet Rajani LaRoca ! Rajani LaRocca's debut middle grade novel, MIDSUMMER’S MAYHEM (little bee books), was a...
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Zachary Snyder
Book looks great, look forward to reading it!
Wednesday, 03 February 2021 14:16
Natalie Aguirre
I love revising too. This book sounds fantastic. And I'm so excited for Rajani and how her writing career has taken off.
Thursday, 04 February 2021 06:31
Chiara Jucha
This book is on my to buy list!
Wednesday, 17 February 2021 14:37
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Author Chat with Laurel Flores Fantauzzo (My Heart Underwater) Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Laurel Flores Fantauzzo author of My Heart Underwater. Read on for more about Laurel and her book, plus a giveaway!       Meet Laurel Flores Fantauzzo ! Laurel Flores Fantauzzo is the author of MY HEART UNDERWATER (Quill Tree Books, HarperCollins, 2020) and...
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Abigail Lowry
Such a beautiful cover! Can’t wait to read!
Tuesday, 20 October 2020 11:42
Zachary Snyder
Book looks great, look forward to reading it!
Tuesday, 20 October 2020 14:04
Chiara Jucha
Beautiful cover, the story sound very interesting!
Tuesday, 20 October 2020 18:53
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Author Chat with Dante Medema (The Truth Project), Excerpt, Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Dante Medema author of The Truth Project. Read on for more about Dante and her book, an excerpt, plus a giveaway!       Meet Dante Medema !        Dante Medema is an author of books for young readers. She lives in...
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Zachary Snyder
Book looks great, love the cover art!
Wednesday, 14 October 2020 08:53
Tiffany Engler
Love this cover!!
Wednesday, 21 October 2020 09:31
Andrea Cerda
Book looks really interesting and the cover really eye-catching.
Thursday, 22 October 2020 10:28
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Author Chat with Jessie Ann Foley (You Know I'm No Good), Plus an Excerpt!

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  Today we're excited to chat with Jessie Ann Foley author of You Know I'm No Good. Read on for more about Jessie and her book, plus an excerpt!       Meet Jessie Ann Foley !   http://www.instagram.com/jessieannfoley         Meet   You Know I'm No Good !...
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Author Chat with Saadia Faruqi (A Thousand Questions) Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Saadia Faruqi author of A Thousand Questions. Read on for more about Saadia and her book, plus a giveaway!       Meet Saadia Faruqi !        Saadia Faruqi  is a Pakistani American writer, interfaith activist, and cultural sensitivity trainer. She is...
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Zachary Snyder
Book looks great, look forward to reading it!
Wednesday, 07 October 2020 09:36
Brittany
Looks fantastic, can't wait to read!
Tuesday, 13 October 2020 08:53
Amanda
Looks wonderful and heartfelt!
Thursday, 15 October 2020 11:30
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