Kacen Callender (Author)
October 01, 2019
5.2 X 7.6 X 0.6 inches | 0.36 pounds
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About the Author
Kacen Callender is the author of multiple books for children, teens, and adults, including the Stonewall and Lambda Literary award-winning Hurricane Child and King and the Dragonflies, a National Book Award winner and winner of the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Fiction and Poetry. Born and raised in St. Thomas of the USVI, they enjoy playing video games in their free time. Kacen currently lives and writes in Philadelphia.
* Writing in Caroline's present-tense voice, Callender draws readers in and makes them identify with Caroline's angst and sorrow and joy and pain. Embedding her appealing protagonist in a fully realized Caribbean setting, Callender has readers rooting for Caroline the whole way. -- Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW * Lush descriptions bring the Caribbean environment to vivid life...An excellent and nuanced coming-of-age tale. -- School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW * Set against the richly evoked backdrop of the Caribbean, Callender's novel captures the exquisite agony and pain that accompanies rejection and abandonment. Caroline's search for answers provides a steady through line for the story, but it's the deeper questioning and reflection that set this book apart.... Visceral, pensive, and memorable. -- Booklist, STARRED REVIEW