Sherri L. Smith

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Sherri L. Smith is the award-winning author of YA novels LUCY THE GIANT, SPARROW, HOT SOUR SALTY SWEET, FLYGIRL and ORLEANS. In October 2015, she makes her middle grade debut with THE TOYMAKER’S APPRENTICE from G.P. Putnam and Sons for Penguin Random House.

Sherri has worked in film, animation, comic books and construction. Her books have been listed as Amelia Bloomer, American Library Association Best Books for Young People, and Junior Library Guild Selections. FLYGIRL was the 2009 California Book Awards Gold Medalist.

She loves her family, travel, chocolate chip cookies, reading, and and a really good cup of tea.

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Imagine writing a history book, and then spending the weekend with living history!  That’s what I did with the Tuskegee Airmen!


My new book came out last week.  Who Were the Tuskegee Airmen? is part of the amazing series from Who HQ.  These little books pack a wallop and a ton of information on important people, places and events throughout history and today.  If you have someone in your life u...

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Tin Star by Cecil Castellucci
"Pros: fun, engaging protagonist, interesting alien races

Cons: takes Tula a long time to figure out something fairly obvious

For parents: kissing, some violence

Sixteen year old Tula Bane arrives on the Yertina Feray as a member of the Children of Ea..." Read more of this review »
Tin Star by Cecil Castellucci
"I was lucky enough to read this and can't rave enough about it. It's a sci fi book that doesn't bog down on scientific terms. I loved the protagonist, how she's the lone human stuck in this desolate space station with all these aliens. I liked her..." Read more of this review »
Tin Star by Cecil Castellucci
"Thanks to Netgalley I got an advance copy of this book to read. And enjoyed the world of misfits, of all species, forced by chance to live in the underbelly of a far flung space station. The feisty wounded teenage Tula is abandoned and slowly lear..." Read more of this review »
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More of Sherri's books…
“I wish the army had taught us how to navigate feelings as easily as they did a starless night sky.”
Sherri L. Smith, Flygirl

“If you're colored, you get the short end of the stick. If you're a woman, you get the short end of the stick. So what do we get for being colored and women?”
Sherri L. Smith, Flygirl

“There's something straight in the way she stands that says she's seen what the world looks like from the clouds.”
Sherri L. Smith, Flygirl

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