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: 4.14 · 1,154 ratings · 372 reviews · 3 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Miraculous

4.03 avg rating — 656 ratings — published 2019 — 7 editions
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Quintessence

4.28 avg rating — 471 ratings — published 2020 — 8 editions
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The Adventure Is Now

4.63 avg rating — 27 ratings
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Breathing Underwater by Sarah  Allen
Breathing Underwater
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A beautiful, tender story of sisterhood, depression, music, art, road trips, & what it looks like to support someone you love while still taking care of yourself—all with Sarah Allen's signature optimism & spirit of fun. ...more
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Many Points of Me by Caroline Gertler
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I stayed up way past my bedtime finishing MANY POINTS OF ME last night, and I have no regrets. What a nuanced, poignant exploration of grief, friendship, art, and self-discovery! Georgia's voice is pitch-perfect, brimming with the budding angst and s ...more
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My Storied Year by Katie Proctor
My Storied Year
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" (AUTHOR NOTE: My publisher told me I could post a chapter from the new book. There were 25 chapters to choose from, but I chose this one. Because I wanted to give you a love letter. And it seemed like the most appropriate love letter to give yo..." Read more of this blog post »
Solutions and Other Problems by Allie Brosh
"It's been a while since I've read a graphic novel, or a collection of humorous essays. In fact, I think this is the first time I've ever read a collection of humorous essays that is also a graphic novel! Brosh is so good at mixing the absurd, funny, " Read more of this review »
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The Magical Imperfect by Chris Baron
The Magical Imperfect
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I was thrilled to get an ARC of Chris Baron's newest middle-grade novel-in-verse, THE MAGICAL IMPERFECT!

“We look at the pool
and across it
into the depths of forest,
both of us looking for something
we hope is real.”

Wise, gentle, and full of energy & fun
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These Unlucky Stars by Gillian McDunn
These Unlucky Stars
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I was able to read an advanced copy of this beautiful story—lucky me! And it's another gem from an author I love.

There are so many things that pulled me into THESE UNLUCKY STARS—feisty senior citizen Gloria, adorably-ugly Otto the dog, Annie’s strain
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Bad Kitty Goes on Vacation by Nick Bruel
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Dory Fantasmagory by Abby Hanlon
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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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Fighting Words by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley (write-in)
 
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Show Me a Sign by Ann Clare LeZotte (write-in)
 
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The List of Things That Will Not Change by Rebecca Stead (write-in)
 
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Quintessence by Jess Redman (write-in)
 
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Clan by Sigmund Brouwer (write-in)
 
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