Mango Delight, 1

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Product Details

Price
$6.95
Publisher
Sterling Children's Books
Publish Date
Pages
224
Dimensions
5.2 X 7.5 X 0.6 inches | 0.5 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781454929628

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About the Author

Fracaswell "Cas" Hyman is an award-winning television writer (Humanitas Prize, Alma Award, Peabody Award) and screenwriter (UCLA Extension Best Screenplay winner.) He is also a playwright, theater and television director, and producer who has created and executive-produced successful live-action (The Famous Jett Jackson, Romeo, Taina) and animated (Little Bill) television series for Disney and Nickelodeon. Cas lives in NC, and Mango Delight is his first novel. You can connect with Cas on Twitter @fracaswellhyman.

Reviews

Praise for the hardcover edition of Mango Delight:

"Hyman marries traditional tween elements with a fresh and original plot, and his multicultural cast sparkles with individuality and authenticity. . . . Hyman's supporting characters, both kids and adults, are vivid and dynamic. Mango is as delightful as her middle name indicates, and middle-grade readers will easily recognize their own experiences in her friendship struggles. This is Hyman's first novel; here's hoping it's not his last." --Booklist (starred review)

"The characters . . . are deftly crafted, and their relationships play out in ways that carefully avoid cliché. . . . Mango's supportive family is also well drawn, particularly her comforting Jamaican immigrant father and her no-nonsense, former athlete African-American mom, who's a loving but demanding figure. Kids who'd settle for making it through middle school unscathed but still dream of shining in it will find a kindred spirit in Mango." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"Though this book clearly helps fill the need for minority female leads, the universal themes it addresses give it broad appeal across ages, genders, and cultural backgrounds. A short and sweet story that will encourage deeper conversations around shame, honesty, and courage." --Kirkus Reviews

"Author Fracaswell Hyman has built a fascinating story for middle-graders with well-rounded, believable characters and a story that will keep readers turning pages." --San Francisco Book Review