Forever This Summer

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Product Details

Price
$16.99  $15.63
Publisher
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publish Date
Pages
336
Dimensions
5.6 X 8.4 X 1.3 inches | 0.95 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780759555204

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About the Author

Leslie C. Youngblood received an MFA from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. A former assistant professor of creative writing at Lincoln University in Jefferson City, she has lectured at Mississippi State University, UNC-Greensboro, and the University of Ghana at Legon. She's been awarded a host of writing honors, including a 2014 Yaddo's Elizabeth Ames Residency, the Lorian Hemingway Short Story Prize, a Hurston Wright Fellowship, and the Room of Her Own Foundation's 2009 Orlando Short Story Prize. In 2010 she won the Go On Girl! Book Club Aspiring Writer Award. Born in Bogalusa, Louisiana, and raised in Rochester, she's fortunate to have a family of natural storytellers and a circle of supportive family and friends. Love Like Sky was her first novel.

Reviews

Praise for Forever This Summer
"A glorious, big-hearted, and joyful novel! Forever This Summer celebrates three talented girls who discover, with love and empathy, they can triumph, heal, and inspire one another as well as their families and community."--Jewell Parker Rhodes, New York Times bestselling author of Ghost Boys and Black Brother, Black Brother
Praise for Love Like Sky
*"Youngblood's debut is a celebration of intergenerational family bonds. Readers in co-parenting or blended families especially will relate to the conflicts between Georgie's loving but imperfect parents. An openhearted, endearing, and unforgettable debut about the challenges of friendship, growing up, and the boundless love of family."
--Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"Brims with charm and compassion. Readers will immediately be rooting for G-Baby, a girl with the biggest heart, trying her hardest to help everyone around her."--p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 6.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Times New Roman'}Vashti Harrison, New York Times bestselling author of Little Leaders
"Readers will fall in love with Georgie and her 'blended-up' family as they navigate tough challenges and new family dynamics."--p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 6.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Times New Roman'}School Library Journal
"Using beautiful prose, Youngblood's debut explores the expansive love only siblings can have for one another, while capturing the heart and soul of what it means to be a blended family. The multilayered characters and compelling story will resonate with readers... Young readers will fall in love with these characters and gain a new favorite author."--p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 6.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Times New Roman'}Booklist
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