The Year I Flew Away

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Product Details
Price
$16.99  $15.80
Publisher
Versify
Publish Date
Pages
256
Dimensions
5.5 X 8.4 X 1.1 inches | 0.79 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780358272755

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About the Author
Marie Arnold was born in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti and came to America at the age of seven. She grew up in Brooklyn, New York alongside her extended family. Marie enjoys creating stories full of adventure, and wonder, which center on girls of color. When she's not writing, she's adding to her insanely long Netflix queue and trying not to order pizza. THE YEAR I FLEW AWAY is her debut middle grade novel. She lives in Los Angeles, CA.

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Reviews

"Arnold skillfully fuses distinct immigrant experiences with the supernatural to express a universally felt desire for belonging....Gabrielle is a charming narrator, and of course, good guy (girl) magic wins out in the end, but the threat to immigrant lives and identities is presented poignantly nonetheless in this richly imaginative origin story of one Haitian American girl that offers a fantastical take on immigrant narratives." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Balancing realistic and fantastical elements, Arnold's astute debut asks hard questions about what it means to be an American and who is considered one." -- Publishers Weekly

"Readers will find themselves unable to set the book down during the final chapters. The characters are well developed--even the school bully--and the prejudices that Gabrielle both witnesses and experiences are portrayed in a way that is frank and easy to understand. The interpersonal relationships and fantasy elements complement each other well, and Arnold navigates skillfully between the two....A fantasy adventure combined with a loving portrayal of Haitian culture and immigrant experiences creates an action-packed story with a lot of heart." -- School Library Journal