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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The Toymaker’s Apprentice

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Lucy the Giant

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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

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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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“I wish the army had taught us how to navigate feelings as easily as they did a starless night sky.”
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“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?”
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“There's something straight in the way she stands that says she's seen what the world looks like from the clouds.”
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