From the Desk of Zoe Washington

Janae Marks (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$22.99
Publisher
Thorndike Striving Reader
Publish Date
May 13, 2020
Pages
335
Dimensions
5.5 X 8.6 X 0.8 inches | 0.9 pounds
Language
English
Type
Library Binding
EAN/UPC
9781432878009

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About the Author

Janae Marks graduated from the New School with an MFA in writing for children. When she isn't writing fiction, she's spending time with her husband and daughter at home in Connecticut. From the Desk of Zoe Washington is her debut novel. Visit Janae online at www.janaemarks.com.

Reviews

"Marks tackles the complex costs of the pursuit of justice and motivates readers to feel equipped--and energized--to stand up for what's right, right now. Readers will recognize that, like Zoe Washington, they need not wait until they grow up to make their actions count."--Tanita S. Davis, author of Mare's War
"A delightful confection of a novel! Zoe is a wondrous heroine who inspires a deeper love for food, family, and friends. Advocating for social justice, she creates a new recipe for a better, sweeter world. An enticing and enthralling debut from Janae Marks."--Jewell Parker Rhodes, New York Times bestselling author of Ghost Boys
"With a dash of mystery, sprinkle of passion, and whole lot of heart, From the Desk of Zoe Washington has found a winning recipe."--Coe Booth, author of Kinda Like Brothers
"A touching, tender, and absorbing read!"--Jodi Kendall, author of The Unlikely Story of a Pig in the City
"This powerful debut packs both depth and sweetness, tackling a tough topic in a sensitive, compelling way. An extraordinary, timely, must-read debut about love, family, friendship, and justice."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"This exceptionally sweet debut from Marks illustrates profound cracks in the American criminal justice system while telling an affecting story grounded in the middle-grade experience. The troubling ways race affects the characters...will facilitate important conversations about racial profiling and incarceration rates for people of color. Fortunately, Marks' capable storytelling and engaging characters also combine into a wondrous confection of a book, full of heart and hope and promise."--Booklist (starred review)
"Debut author Marks seamlessly weaves timely discussions about institutionalized racism into this uplifting and engaging story that packs an emotional punch."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Marks delivers a spirited central character whose determination to get to the truth is admirable. An involving family story, this novel could also serve as an introduction to social justice for elementary schoolers."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books