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Saturday, August 1, 2009

Welcome, Coe Booth!

We are thrilled to welcome Coe Booth to readergirlz. Her fabulous novel, Kendra, is our August pick! Check out the our interview with Coe, book party ideas themed around Kendra, and our Reach Out project idea--as well as the awesome soundtrack Coe's chosen for the book--on readergirlz.com.

Here's a little about the book:

Kendra's mom, Renee, had her when she was only 14 years old. Renee and her mom made a deal - Renee could get an education, and Kendra would live with her grandmother. But now Renee's out of grad school and Kendra's in high school . . . and getting into some trouble herself. Kendra's grandmother lays down the law: It's time for Renee to take care of her daughter. Kendra wants this badly - even though Renee keeps disappointing her. Being a mother isn't easy, but being a daughter can be just as hard.

And the buzz...

Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, 2007

An ALA Best Book for Young Adults

An ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers

NYPL Stuff for the Teenage

"Booth delivers dynamic characters and an engaging story." - School Library Journal

We are beyond psyched! Join us all month right here on the blog for discussions and mark your calendars a LIVE chat with Coe on Wednesday, August 26th at 6pm PST/9pm EST.

Happy August, readergirlz!


Melissa Walker said...

Yay, welcome, Coe!

Little Willow said...

Hi Coe! :)

coe booth said...

Thanks for inviting me! I'm very excited to be here!!!

Does this make me an honorary Diva???

tanita✿davis said...

WHO KNEW the woman was so gorgeous!? Wow. How cool!

Lorie Ann Grover said...

Welcome, Coe! It's an honor to have you with us, diva darling. *ding*

And yes, gorgeous, Tanita. :~)

Dia Calhoun said...

Coe is here! Coe is here! Now the party can really get started. And ditto to "gorgeous!"

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