Miss Meteor

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Product Details

Price
$10.99  $10.11
Publisher
Harperteen
Publish Date
Pages
400
Dimensions
5.39 X 8.05 X 0.95 inches | 0.65 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780062869920

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About the Author

TEHLOR KAY MEJIA is a bestselling and award winning author of young adult and middle grade fiction.Her debut young adult novel, We Set the Dark on Fire, received six starred reviews, as well as the Oregon Spirit Book Award for debut fiction, and the Neukom Institute Literary Arts Award runner up honor for debut speculative fiction. It has been featured on Seventeen, Cosmopolitan, and O by Oprah Magazine's best books lists, and was a 2019 book of the year selection by Kirkus and School Library Journal. Its sequel, We Unleash the Merciless Storm, followed to continuing acclaim, while Miss Meteor (co-written with National Book Award Nominee Anna-Marie McLemore) was named to the American Library Association's 2021 Rainbow List, honoring outstanding contributions in LGBTQIA teen fiction.Tehlor's debut middle grade novel, Paola Santiago and the River of Tears, was published by the Rick Riordan Presents imprint at Disney/Hyperion. It received four starred reviews, and was named Amazon's best book of 2020 in the 9-12 age range. It is currently in development at Disney as a television series to be produced by Eva Longoria. Tehlor lives with her daughter, partner, and two small dogs in Oregon, where she grows heirloom corn and continues her quest to perfect the vegan tamale.
Anna-Marie McLemore was born in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains and taught by their family to hear la llorona in the Santa Ana winds. They are the author of The Weight of Feathers, a 2016 William C. Morris YA Debut Award Finalist; 2017 Stonewall Honor Book When the Moon Was Ours, which was longlisted for the National Book Award in Young People's Literature; Wild Beauty, a Kirkus, School Library Journal, and Booklist best book of 2017; Blanca & Roja, a New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice; Dark and Deepest Red, a Winter 2020 Indie Next List title; and The Mirror Season, which was longlisted for the National Book Award in Young People's Literature.

Reviews

"A unique and beautifully penned story, Miss Meteor belongs to the dreamers and the outsiders in this world who will find that they will always have a safe haven with the right people and that they can change the world, one beauty pageant at a time." --The Nerd Daily
A love letter to the misfits who have been scared to let their stardust shine.--Kirkus Reviews
"A hilarious and heartfelt love letter in sparkling stardust prose to the outcasts who feel like they're from another planet." --Lily Anderson, author of Undead Girl Gang
McLemore and Mejia tell a warmly inclusive story rooted in the bonds of family and in female friendship. For anyone who's ever felt like an outsider, this joyful #OwnVoices tale will fill a void.--Booklist
"...Readers will be drawn into this story of an unlikely beauty queen.--The Horn Book
"Some books you read with your heart--and this is one of them. Written with compassion, honesty, and humor, Miss Meteor is magical."--Shaun David Hutchinson, award-winning author of We Are the Ants, The State of Us, and Brave Face: A Memoir
This complex tale packs a lot into its space, and while the novel is sure to resonate with any kid who feels like an outcast and any reader who loved Murphy's Dumplin', it's especially salient for those in the Latinx, queer, and economically disadvantaged communities.--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Teaming these two YA powerhouse writers up on a super-fun, super-queer underdog story is brilliant! Readers will be rooting for the protagonists to win the Miss Meteor pageant the whole way through."--Ms. magazine
A genre-bending friendship story complete with aliens and beauty pageants...filled with humor and fresh dialogue.--Shelf Awareness
A luminous romp of a book that is both hilarious and tender. Mejia and McLemore have gifted us with a story that celebrates the eternal power of friendship.--Abdi Nazemian, author of the Stonewall Honor-winning Like a Love Story