I write books nominally for young people, including September Girls, which is out now. Kirkus, Booklist, Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal and the Bulletin for the Center for Children's Books all gave it starred reviews, and some other people said some nice things about it too. You can learn more about the book here.
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I’ve spend an unreasonable amount of time over the last few years talking with my therapist about how it seems like a bad policy to take praise and/or accolades for one’s book very seriously because if you pay attention to praise, you also sort of have to take criticism seriously too. Which is obviously not something I want to start doing any time soon.
NONETHELESS, I’m pretty fucking thrilled that SEPTEMBER GIRLS is a finalist for the SFWA’s Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy and also that the book is an honoree for the James Tiptree, Jr. Award, which is given to science fiction and fantasy books that “Expand or explore our understanding of gender.”
To celebrate, I’m
extremely drunk right now giving away two signed hardcover editions of the book on Goodreads. You should enter the contest!
Or you could just pre-order the paperback, which comes out in April. (That’s the new paperbook cover up there.)
I am going to this and you should too.
"Though the book has been consistently in print for five decades, Harriet the Spy received mixed reviews when it first appeared. Some criticized Harriet’s fierce independence (she does her spying alone, on occasion sneaking into a neighbor’s dumbwaiter to eavesdrop) and her sometimes less-than ladylike behavior."
Happy Valentine’s Day.