Kathy MacMillan

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Kathy MacMillan is a writer, American Sign Language interpreter, librarian, signing storyteller, and avowed Hufflepuff. She writes picture books (the Little Hands Signing series, Familius Press), children’s nonfiction (She Spoke: 14 Women Who Raised Their Voices and Changed the World, Familius Press), and young adult fantasy. Her debut young adult novel, Sword and Verse (2016) was a finalist for the Compton Crook Award, and its companion novel, Dagger and Coin (2018) has been called a “complex feminist fantasy” by author Heidi Heilig. She has also published 8 resource books for educators, librarians, and parents, including Little Hands and Big Hands: Children and Adults Signing Together (Huron Street Press). Kathy serves as the co-Regional ...more

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Kathy MacMillan It was originally intended to be, but then one of the other characters stepped up and demanded to have her story told, so I am working on the sequel n…moreIt was originally intended to be, but then one of the other characters stepped up and demanded to have her story told, so I am working on the sequel now. But what I really suspect you are asking is : "Is this one of those books where I am going to invest a lot of time reading it and then it ends in a cliffhanger and I have to wait a year or more to find out what happens?" This book does function as a standalone, with what I hope is a satisfying ending. No cliffhangers here! I do hope that once you read it you will want to spend more time with these characters and want to read the sequel though!(less)
Kathy MacMillan Yes! Though SWORD AND VERSE functions as a standalone (i.e. no cliffhanger ending!), I am working on a sequel that picks up the action in another char…moreYes! Though SWORD AND VERSE functions as a standalone (i.e. no cliffhanger ending!), I am working on a sequel that picks up the action in another character's point of view. The second book should be out in 2018.(less)
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How’s this for a nice surprise in these terrible times? I just found out that my newest picture book, The Runaway Shirt, which was originally supposed to release September 1, has been moved forward to August 12! That means that this sweet story, with beautiful, playful illustrations by Julia Castaño, will be in the hands of parents and children sooner than ever! This picture book

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I can't remember the last time I connected so deeply with a fictional character. Mary is quirky, bookish, intelligent, and totally an outsider to her new high school. It was painful to watch as she was shunned by the person she thought was her best f ...more
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A quietly powerful book about real girl power in the animal kingdom. She Leads manages to be both straightforward and moving, fact-filled and lyrical, always firmly grounded in the power, nurturing strength, and beauty of the elephant matriarch and h ...more
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My heart, mind, and soul are full of this book right now. The beauty and power with which Naomi Wolf identifies and analyzes so many truths of life as a woman has gone right to my core. I’ve been reading this book as part of my immersion into my curr ...more
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I loved seeing all the intertwining stories. It was a wonderful blend of romance, friendship stories, and stories of characters coming into their own. I wish I could hang out with all of these characters!
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Stronger Than a Bronze Dragon by Mary Fan
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A heart pounding adventure with a wonderful heroine and a truly satisfying conclusion.
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Stronger Than a Bronze Dragon by Mary Fan
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Sick Kids in Love by Hannah Moskowitz
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I loved this book so much! This was one of those stay-up-late-reading, look-forward-to-getting-back-to-it-all-day reads for me. I loved the characters, the story, everything.
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I loved this book so much! This was one of those stay-up-late-reading, look-forward-to-getting-back-to-it-all-day reads for me. I loved the characters, the story, everything.
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This taut, suspenseful story kept me up way too late several nights in a row. Flynn tumbles readers directly into the mystery of Tabby and her motivations, as seen through the eyes of the people around her, including her sister, her rival, her best f ...more
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“What might happen if writing were a shared endeavor, meant t connect people instead of being hoarded as a tool of power and privilege.”
Kathy MacMillan, Sword and Verse

“Mati took in my expression, and a moment later I was in his arms. His kisses washed over me like floodwater over parched earth. I clutched him helplessly, tears falling down my face and mingling with his as he whispered my name.”
Kathy MacMillan, Sword and Verse

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