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The Giveaway for this stop is TWO exciting "New Releases" for the younger audience! A Print Copy of BOTH books will be sent to ONE LUCKY U.S./Can. Winner!
The first book is an exciting "New Release" for the Y.A./Middle Grade age level reader! Be the First to Read it! This book will be released and sent to the Winner after June, 8th! (blessedly donated by author)
Self-proclaimed teenage philosopher Cordell Wheaton lives in a sleepy, southern town where nothing ever happens; not since his hero, jazz musician John Coltrane, left some seventy years earlier to “follow the sound.” Cordy’s life has been unraveling since the night his father and his brother, Travis, exploded on each other. The night Travis’s addiction transformed him from budding musician into something entirely different. The night Travis took his saxophone and disappeared. When Cordy’s father falls ill, the sixteen-year-old vows to reunite the Wheaton family. He embarks on a modern-day odyssey with forty bucks in his pocket and a dream to find his brother and convince him to be Travis again—by taking him to a show at Birdland Jazz Club in New York City, and reminding him of the common bonds they share with their legendary hero. Cordy’s journey is soon haunted by ghostly visions, traumatic dreams, and disembodied voices that echo through his mind. He starts to wonder if the voices are those of the fates, guiding him toward his destiny—or if he’s losing his grip on reality.
Buy Links: Birdland on IndieBound ~ Birdland on Bookshop ~ Birdland on Amazon ~ Birdland on B&N ~Signed Copies for Pre-order @ Sunrise Books
Frank Morelli’s debut young adult novel, No Sad Songs (2018), was a YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers nominee, a VOX top Hopepunk title, and winner of a 2019 American Fiction Award for best coming-of-age story. His fiction and essays have been featured in The Saturday Evening Post, Cobalt Review, Philadelphia Stories, Boog City Review, and Highlights Magazine. Morelli lives in High Point, NC.
Social Links: Twitter ~ Instagram ~ Facebook ~ YouTube ~ Birdland Book Trailer
The second, is a book directed at Elementary/Middle Grade age group! This is a "New Release", third "standalone" of a non-fiction Young American Immigrants series. (graciously donated by an author)
#1 in the Young American Immigrants (nonfiction) series. Experience a true American adventure through the eyes of a child who walked it. Nine-year-old Agnes hopes for a better life in the United States—but will she survive the journey to her new home?
See this real immigration story through the eyes of a child who lived it. Set in an important era of American history, this hybrid picture book transcends culture and time, lauding the courage, faith, and determination of all who seek a better life. 1,500 read-aloud words (from Agnes Caldwell Southworth's autobiography) retold by award-winning author and media professor Karl Beckstrand (Horse & Dog Adventures—click Karl Beckstrand above to see 60 multicultural books) and Veara Southworth Fife.
Buy Link: Amazon ~
ABOUT the AUTHOR:
Karl BeckstrandMedia professor Karl Beckstrand is the bestselling and award-winning author/illustrator of 25 multicultural/multilingual books and more than 60 ebook titles. His survival thriller, To Swallow the Earth, won a 2016 International Book Award, and his multicultural kids' books have been lauded by Publisher's Weekly, Kirkus, The Horn Book, and School Library Journal.
Raised in Silicon Valley, he has lived abroad and worked with people from all continents (except Antarctica). His work reflects cultural diversity--not only in protagonists, but in collaborators (his illustrators hail from Latin America, Europe, and Asia).
Beckstrand has a B.A. in journalism from BYU, an M.A. in international relations from APUS, and a broadcast/film certificate from Film A. Academy. He teaches media at a state college and, since 2004, has run Premio Publishing. Beckstrand has presented to Taiwan's Global Leadership for Youth, city and state governments, festivals, and schools. His Y.A. stories, ebook mysteries, nonfiction, Spanish/bilingual, wordless, career, and STEM books feature ethnically diverse characters--and usually end with a twist.
~ Amazon Page ~
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