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About the Author
Kate Messner is passionately curious and writes books that encourage kids to wonder, too. Her titles include award-winning picture books like Over and Under the Snow, Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt, and How to Read a Story; novels like Capture the Flag, All the Answers, and The Seventh Wish; the Fergus and Zeke easy reader series, and the Ranger in Time historical chapter book series. Kate lives on Lake Champlain with her family and is trying to summit all forty-six Adirondack High Peaks in between book deadlines.
An effective, authentically wrought look at how fear and ignorance can lead people to treat those of different races or from different places with suspicion. Messner shines a light on the ways that people are blind to their own privilege while quick to judge others. - starred review, Publishers WeeklyAn accessible format and a unique focus on contemporary issues of criminal justice and racial bias make this an essential purchase. - starred review, School Library Journal A sensitive coming-of-age tale about waking up to injustice and where that knowledge can lead. - Kirkus Reviews Timely and relevant. - The Horn Book Magazine Successfully balances excitement with larger issues, ripe for classroom discussion. - Booklist Authentic . . . . Middle school worries and social issues skillfully woven into a moving, hopeful, STEM-related tale. - starred review, Kirkus Reviews on THE EXACT LOCATION OF HOME Vivid characters and situations, along with clear, simple writing and plotting, make this an accessible and enlightening read. A gentle but truthful look at poverty and homelessness. - starred review, School Library Journal on THE EXACT LOCATION OF HOME An empathetic, beautiful, magical, fiercely necessary book that stares unflinchingly at the very real challenges contemporary kids face and gently assures them they are not alone. Kate Messner gives her readers a story to cherish. - Anne Ursu, author of BREADCRUMBS and THE REAL BOY on THE SEVENTH WISH Hopeful, empathetic, and unusually enlightening. - starred review, Kirkus Reviews on THE SEVENTH WISH Rich and daring . . . As she did in All the Answers, Messner lightens a heavy theme with a bit of magic. - Publishers Weekly on THE SEVENTH WISH It's no surprise that Kate Messner's magic pen could write a charming, moving, funny, and ultimately very surprising story about a magic pencil! - Wendy Mass, New York Times best selling author of 11 BIRTHDAYS on ALL THE ANSWERS Will appeal to Wendy Mass fans as well as those who love Messner's previous novels. - School Library Journal on ALL THE ANSWERS