Jess Redman

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January 2018


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!

She still re

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The Miraculous

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The Fire, the Water and Maudie McGinn by Sally J. Pla
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A breathtakingly beautiful ride of a story about an unforgettable, neurodivergent heroine who feels like she's drowning "in waves of too-muchness" until she finds her people and her power—and learns to surf.

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Hummingbird by Natalie Lloyd
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“No matter how old or boring we get, we will never, ever stop looking for magic together.”

Oh my stars & feathers—what a magical, whimsical, heart-filled wonder of a story!

I’ve been a huge fan of Natalie’s work since A SNICKER OF MAGIC, and this story
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The Ogress and the Orphans by Kelly Barnhill
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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 17.9%

  23 votes 14.7%

Fighting Words by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley (write-in)
  23 votes 14.7%

  19 votes 12.2%

  18 votes 11.5%

  16 votes 10.3%

  10 votes 6.4%

Show Me a Sign by Ann Clare LeZotte (write-in)
  7 votes 4.5%

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%

156 total votes

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