Night on Fire

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Albert Whitman & Company
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5.4 X 8.0 X 1.0 inches | 0.55 pounds

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About the Author

Ronald Kidd is the author of fourteen novels for young readers, including the highly acclaimed Night on Fire and Monkey Town: The Summer of the Scopes Trial. His novels of adventure, comedy, and mystery have received the Children's Choice Award, an Edgar Award nomination, and honors from the American Library Association, the International Reading Association, the Library of Congress, and the New York Public Library. He is a two-time O'Neill playwright who lives in Tennessee.


2016-2017 Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award Master List
2016 Best Children's Book of the Year--Historical Fiction List, Bank Street College
2016 Paterson Prize for Books for Young People Grades 4-6
2017-2018 Indiana Young Hoosier Book Award Master List
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People 2016--CBC/NCSS
2018-2019 Volunteer State Book Award Middle School List

--Kirkus Reviews starred review

Booklist starred review

"Kidd's writing is clear and direct...and he raises many hard questions with nuance and with hope."--School Library Journal

"Kidd creates strong-willed, contemplative heroines while capturing period details and the energy of the civil rights movement. As Billie acknowledges the insidiousness of the prejudice within herself and her community and makes steps toward uprooting it, her transformation is painful and profound."--Publishers Weekly

"Kidd supplies sufficient family backstory to make the girls into credible characters; however, it's their polar views of the world that are really on display here, and Kidd's carefully orchestrated plot points and conversations serve as a guided tour through their crises of conscience."--The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books