Jess Redman

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At age six, Jess Redman published a poem entitled “I Read and Read and Read All Day” in a local anthology. She knew then, reading her printed words in a real book, that she wanted to be an author when she grew up.

She spent the next couple of decades doing things like surviving middle school, traveling around the world, becoming a therapist, and having two kids. She wrote the whole time.

Then one day, she realized that she was probably an official grown up and it was time to try to get some more of her words printed in real books.

Her middle-grade debut, THE MIRACULOUS, was published by FSG/Macmillan in 2019. Her second middle-grade, QUINTESSENCE was published in 2020, and her third, THE ADVENTURE IS NOW will be out on May 4, 2021!

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Average rating: 4.16 · 897 ratings · 301 reviews · 3 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Miraculous

4.05 avg rating — 580 ratings — published 2019 — 7 editions
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Quintessence

4.35 avg rating — 315 ratings — published 2020 — 8 editions
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The Adventure Is Now

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 2 ratings3 editions
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I read my 6-year-old this entire series. Then she read them to herself. Then she read them out loud to her bother. Then she read them out loud to me, laughing so hard at times that her words were a giggly jumble. Then she read them to herself again. ...more
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Red, White, and Whole by Rajani LaRocca
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I flew through this heart-breaking and heart-healing novel-in-verse. I sang and cried along with Reha—an Indian-American, pop music-loving girl in the ‘80s. Exploring issues of identity, culture, family, loss, & love, this is a must-read story. ...more
Red, White, and Whole by Rajani LaRocca
"This is a book of my heart. Although the story is fictional, there are so many aspects of this book that were inspired directly from my own experiences growing up as an immigrant in the 1980s. I can't wait to share it with the world, and I hope you e" Read more of this review »
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It's our coming-in-second poll! The books included in this months poll were ranked highly in our monthly polls but lost by a few votes. It's time to give them another look.

What book should we read in October?

As always, you may write in titles, provided the book is a 2021 Newbery contender and already published.

 
  28 votes 17.6%

Fighting Words by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley (write-in)
 
  24 votes 15.1%

 
  24 votes 15.1%

 
  20 votes 12.6%

 
  18 votes 11.3%

 
  16 votes 10.1%

 
  10 votes 6.3%

Show Me a Sign by Ann Clare LeZotte (write-in)
 
  7 votes 4.4%

Fighting words (write-in)
 
  3 votes 1.9%

The List of Things That Will Not Change (write-in)
 
  3 votes 1.9%

fighting words (write-in)
 
  2 votes 1.3%

The Canyon's Edge by Dusti Bowling (write-in)
 
  2 votes 1.3%

Fighting Words (write-in)
 
  1 vote 0.6%

quintessence (write-in)
 
  1 vote 0.6%

159 total votes
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