Tiny Pretty Things

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Product Details

Price
$10.99  $10.11
Publisher
Harperteen
Publish Date
July 12, 2016
Pages
464
Dimensions
5.3 X 1.2 X 8.1 inches | 0.8 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780062342409

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About the Author

Dhonielle Clayton writes fiction for middle grade, young adult, and women and was named a Best Author of YA Fiction by BookRiot in 2019. She earned an MA degree in children's literature from Hollins University and an MFA in writing for children at the New School. She taught secondary school for several years and is a former librarian and cofounder of Cake Literary, a creative kitchen whipping up decadent and diverse literary confections for readers.

Sona Charaipotra & Dhonielle Clayton met while attending the New School's acclaimed Writing for Children MFA program. Sona is a journalist who has written for the New York Times, People, Parade, Cosmopolitan, and other major media. Dhonielle is a librarian at a middle school in Harlem, and taught English at a cutthroat ballet academy. Together, the pair cofounded CAKE Literary, a boutique book packaging company with a decidedly diverse bent. Find them online at www.cakeliterary.com.

Reviews

"A page-turner with a heart."--Kirkus Reviews
"Diversity is organically spotlighted [in this] fun and fast read."--School Library Journal
"A beautiful example of diversity in characters and settings."--Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)
"Charaipotra and Clayton skillfully craft three distinctive, complex characters. This enticing glimpse into the ballet world is rich with detail and drama as the authors highlight its glamour and darkness."--Publishers Weekly
It's impossible not to get sucked in, and the cast of characters is so diverse and fully realized, you root even for the nastiest of them.--Francesca Zappia, author of Made You Up
"Appealing both to dancers and drama lovers, this engaging, pulpy read skillfully explores a variety of issues, from sexual orientation to ethnic identity to single-parent households, in a glamorous, high-stakes setting."--Booklist