Shannon in the Spotlight

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$16.99  $15.80
Delacorte Press
Publish Date
5.67 X 8.43 X 1.1 inches | 0.8 pounds

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About the Author
Kalena Miller grew up in College Station, Texas. After high school, she moved a thousand miles north to attend Carleton College, where she graduated with a BA in Religious Studies. After a brief stint working as a paraeducator in Seattle, Kalena decided she missed school too much, so she spent the next two years pursuing her MFA in Creative Writing at Hamline University. Kalena lives in Minnesota with her husband, Kenny, and their Toy Australian Shepherd, Toshley. She loves books that make her laugh and make her cry, preferably at the same time, and she firmly believes all quality novels should feature a cat.
Praise for Shannon in the Spotlight:

A JLG Gold Standard selection!

"Shannon in the Spotlight is the most authentic, beautifully-drawn book about a person with obsessive-compulsive disorder I've ever read. Kalena Miller nails all the parts of middle school--the good, the bad, and the triumphant."--Carrie Firestone, author of Dress Coded

"A tender and heartfelt story of family, friendship, and identity. Readers will root for Shannon as she finds herself on and off the stage."--Christina Li, author of Clues to the Universe

"A heartprint story of resilience, friendship, and family. Shannon in the Spotlight embraces the power of honesty and the idea that anxiety neither defines nor limits us on stage or in life."--Elly Swartz, author of Dear Student

"Miller spins a winning story that offers an insightful introduction to OCD. It's an inspiration and joy to watch [Shannon] step into the spotlight and let her voice truly be heard."--Booklist

"[A] delicately realized novel."--Publishers Weekly

"Offers readers a positive role model for living with mental illness."--Kirkus Reviews

"A great read about what it's like to live with a mental illness and what it's like to just be your average middle schooler getting through daily life."--SLJ

"This book is a must-read for kids who love theater and stories about friendship."--Brightly