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Yvonne Ventresca writes novels for teens that explore themes of trust, deception, and betrayal. Her latest young adult novel, BLACK FLOWERS, WHITE LIES (Sky Pony Press, 2016) won a National IPPY Gold Medal for YA fiction in 2017. Justine Magazine said "This one will keep you guessing" and according to BuzzFeed, BLACK FLOWERS, WHITE LIES "definitely won't disappoint."

Yvonne's debut YA novel, PANDEMIC, won a Crystal Kite Award from the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. "This fast read will appeal to fans of Susan Beth Pfeffer’s LIFE AS WE KNEW IT," Booklist said. Her other works include several short stories selected for anthologies, along with two nonfiction books.

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When Jack offers a bear an egg sandwich for lunch, the bear has other ideas. Jack has to think quickly to convince the bear that he’s not delicious. “I’ll taste of dirty socks and bits of string and mud,” Jack argues. But can he convince the hungry b ...more
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