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5.7 X 8.1 X 1.2 inches | 1.0 pounds

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About the Author

Ali Standish, author of the critically acclaimed The Ethan I Was Before, August Isle, and Bad Bella, grew up in North Carolina and spent several years as an educator in the Washington, DC, public school system. She has an MFA in children's writing from Hollins University and an MPhil in children's literature from the University of Cambridge. She lives in Raleigh with her husband, Aki, and their two rescue dogs, Bella and Keeper. You can visit her online at www.alistandish.com.


"Both timely and historical. An exploration of what it means to be brave and do good." -- Tae Keller, Newbery Medal-winning author of When You Trap a Tiger

"What does it mean to be a hero, and when is it all right--necessary, even--to put your own well-being ahead of others? YONDER is a thoughtful, eloquent, and honest examination of prejudice, loyalty, and what it means to be brave. I loved it." -- Alan Gratz, New York Times bestselling author of REFUGEE and GROUND ZERO

"A beautiful and important novel that explores what it means to be a hero and the role of each of us to stand up for what's right. -- New York Times bestselling author, Karina Yan Glaser

"Multilayered, moving, and tremendously powerful." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Set in small-town Appalachia during WWII, Standish's (The Mending Summer) uplifting mystery tackles big themes of abuse, bullying, heroism, mental health, and prejudice...Through an elegant voice and a series of flashbacks, the mystery of Jack's disappearance unfolds alongside the story of Danny's friendship with him, the increasing clarity with which Danny sees life as far from perfect, and the small but meaningful steps he takes to discover what bravery means." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"A heartfelt tale about what it means to be a hero and take a stand against injustice." -- Booklist (starred review)

"...The story ultimately serves as a sophisticated analogy for the self-serving and simplistic stories perpetuated about the role of the United States in World War II...The concluding message imparts there is no final horizon in the pursuit of peace and justice. Rather, like yonder, it is a direction." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"Standish...thoughtfully explores a number of nuanced themes, including friendship, loyalty, prejudice and the horrors of war." -- BookPage

"This is a...powerful story told through flashbacks over the span of several years." -- School Library Journal