October 06, 2020
5.5 X 8.0 X 0.9 inches | 0.92 pounds
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About the Author
Varian Johnson is the author of several novels for children and young adults, including The Parker Inheritance, which won both Coretta Scott King Author Honor and Boston Globe/Horn Book Honor awards, The Great Greene Heist, an ALA Notable Children's book, a Kirkus Reviews Best Book, and a Texas Library Association Lone Star List selection, and the graphic novel Twins co-created with Shannon Wright, an NPR Best Book. He lives with his family near Austin, Texas. You can visit him on the web at varianjohnson.com and @varianjohnson. Shannon Wright is an illustrator and cartoonist based in Richmond, Virginia. She has illustrated two picture books, My Mommy Medicine by Edwidge Danticat and I'm Gonna Push Through by Jasmyn Wright. She also provided the cover art for Betty Before X by Ilyasah Shabazz and Renée Watson, and Strange Birds: A Field Guide to Ruffling Feathers by Celia C. Pérez. Shannon graduated with a BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University, where she co-teaches a comics course during the summer. To learn more, visit her online at shannon-wright.com.
Praise for The Parker Inheritance: * A must-purchase. -- School Library Journal, starred review * Johnson's Westing-game inspired tale is a tangled historical mystery, a satisfying multigenerational family story, and an exploration of twentieth-century (and contemporary) race and racism. -- The Horn Book, starred review * A compelling mystery and a powerful commentary on identity, passing, and sacrifice. -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review Praise for The Great Greene Heist series: [A] smartly crafted but breezy adventure that might just have students secretly cooking up schemes of their own. -- Children's Book Council * The elaborate bait and switch of this fast-paced, funny caper novel will surprise its readers as much as the victims. They'll want to reread immediately. -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review Sheer fun. -- The Horn Book