Things Too Huge to Fix by Saying Sorry

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Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
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5.8 X 8.7 X 1.2 inches | 0.01 pounds

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About the Author

Susan Vaught is the two-time Edgar Award­-winning author of Footer Davis Probably Is Crazy and Me and Sam-Sam Handle the Apocalypse. Things Too Huge to Fix by Saying Sorry received three starred reviews, and Super Max and the Mystery of Thornwood's Revenge was called "an excellent addition to middle grade shelves" by School Library Journal. Her debut picture book, Together We Grow, received four starred reviews and was called a "picture book worth owning and cherishing" by Kirkus Reviews. She works as a neuropsychologist at a state psychiatric facility and lives on a farm with her wife and son in rural western Kentucky. Learn more at


A provocative, sensitive, and oh-so-timely read.--Kirkus, STARRED REVIEW
Ambitious, thought provoking, and very readable.--Booklist, STARRED REVIEW
Vaught brings history to life as she connects the past with the present, showing how acts of violence, betrayal, and courage both color and blend the histories of two families.--Publishers Weekly, starred review
Vaught deftly balances family story and mystery, and the racial attitudes and experiences of biracial Dani and white Mac contrast starkly with those of their elders but cannot fully insulate them from the families' strained histories. The awaited revelation of the reason for the Magnolia Feud--Avadelle's appropriation of Ruth's civil rights experiences, which she fictionalized into a novel--is definitely dramatic. Perhaps more importantly, it's challenging, forcing the reader to consider such thorny issues as who has the right to tell a story and how does the legacy of segregation continue to affect kids generations removed from its legal demise.--The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books