Rust in the Root


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$18.99  $17.66
Balzer & Bray/Harperteen
Publish Date
5.5 X 8.3 X 1.6 inches | 1.1 pounds

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About the Author

Justina Ireland is the New York Times bestselling author of Dread Nation and its sequel, Deathless Divide, as well as Vengeance Bound and Promise of Shadows. She is also one of the creators of the Star Wars High Republic series and is the author of the Star Wars adventures A Test of Courage, Out of the Shadows, and Mission to Disaster. She lives with her family in Maryland, where she enjoys dark chocolate and dark humor and is not too proud to admit that she's still afraid of the dark. You can visit her online at


"The bold narrative eerily echoes many of the issues that presently plague the country, describing the destructive nature of capitalism and the impact its oppression wreaks on a nation. Insightful, admirable, and well executed." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Delivers a knockout punch. Ireland mingles an in-depth understanding of human nature with a wildly ambitious reimagining of the Depression era, balancing matters of race, gender, and sexuality in this thoroughly unique perspective of historical magical fantasy." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Tackles important social issues while providing an -exciting and fast-paced adventure that's hard to put down." -- School Library Journal (starred review)

"Complex world-building rooted in dark events of American history is leavened by humor and a pace that rarely lags. The sheer breadth of imagination on display is extraordinary." -- Booklist (starred review)

"Ireland has confidently merged the historical and the mystical into a fast-paced, complex, and entertaining read." -- The Horn Book

"Justina Ireland sets her dazzling new novel, with its blistering critique of the nation's racist history, in 1936-37 during the "Great Rust"--a steampunk version of the Great Depression. Thrilling." -- Buffalo News