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Elana K. Arnold

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ELANA K. ARNOLD writes books for and about children and teens. She holds a master’s degree in Creative Writing/Fiction from the University of California, Davis where she has taught Creative Writing and Adolescent Literature. Her most recent YA novel, DAMSEL, is a Printz Honor book, Her 2017 novel, WHAT GIRLS ARE MADE OF, was a finalist for the National Book Award, and her middle grade novel, A BOY CALLED BAT, is a Junior Library Guild Selection. A parent and educator living in Huntington Beach, California, Elana is a frequent speaker at schools, libraries, and writers’ conferences. Currently, Elana is the caretaker of seven pets, only three of which have fur. Sign up for her newsletter here: https://elanakarnold.us10.list-manage...
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What About the Girls?

My DAMSEL is released into the world a week from today, and today I have shared an essay on my blog about DAMSEL, teen readers, and #WhyIDidntReport. I want to share it with you.

http://elanakarnold.com/what-about-th...

All My Best,

Elana
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This was incredible. I love all Elana K. Arnold's book, of course. But I really enjoyed this one.

The rage this book has.

And the way it viscerally deals with menstruation!

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"I am sad - and furious - that so many women have internalized misogyny to such an extent that they deem this book an attack on men. There are brave, progressive, feminist men in this book - men as heroes and accomplices to women wronged. And even if " Read more of this review »
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Hi, L.B.! Thank you for reading DAMSEL. Some ideas are the result of complicated plotting and concentration; some hit like a flash, all at once. DAMSEL was like that. I started with the ending, and worked from there. This is the only book I've ever w See Full Answer
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“Perhaps that is where our choice lies -- in determining how we will meet the inevitable end of things, and how we will greet each new beginning.”
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“As long as there have been women," Mom told me, "there have been ways to punish them for being women.”
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“I'll walk as fast as I want, and I will take breaks whenever I feel like it. There is no one to follow, no one to keep up with. There's just me and this one beautiful day, this one moment, right here, now.”
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“The thing about life, I thought as Star drank his mother's warm milk, is that you have to choose it. And then you have to keep choosing it, again and again.

You can choose it by staring out at the vast horizon. By focusing on the smallest stone. By feeling humbled by the greatness of others. By claiming victory in a challenge. By judging. By loving. Through balance. Through knowledge. In wisdom. In grace.”
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message 9: by Elana

Elana Arnold Hi, Dee! I am glad you enjoyed SACRED! That makes me so happy. Please feel free to tell the world! :) Yes, the sequel SPLENDOR is full of horsey stuff... but different. And actually, horses make a cameo appearance in BURNING, too!

All My Best,
Elana


message 8: by Dee

Dee Hi :) thanks for accepting the friend add....I am actually re-reading your book again even though i just finished it! I hope the next one will have lots of horsey stuff too. your very talented...can't wait to read Burning. Thanks for a great story!


message 7: by Elana

Elana Arnold Thank you! I'm glad you want to read it!


Ms. MiLo Thanks for the add Elana, looking forward to reading your book :)


message 5: by Elana

Elana Arnold Thanks for being my friend too, Christine!


Christine Hatfield thanks for being my friend


Darynda Jones Thanks for the friendship, Elana! ~D~


message 2: by Elana

Elana Arnold Nice to meet you, Nely! I hope you'll look for my debut YA novel SACRED when it's published in the fall by Random House/Delacorte! I look forward to seeing what you are reading.

My Best,

Elana


message 1: by Nely

Nely Cab Hi Elana! Thanks for the add!


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