Shannon in the Spotlight

Pre-Order   Ships Apr 25, 2023

Product Details

$16.99  $15.80
Delacorte Press
Publish Date
5.5 X 8.25 X 0.69 inches | 0.89 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 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