Praise for

 BETWEEN TWO SKIES

 Candlewick Press

 

✩ Heartache and deracination wrapped in the lyrical sigh of an epic poem unfold into one girl’s story of struggle, devastation, and survival.

                                                                                        Kirkus (Starred review)

✩ Told in a strong, purposeful voice filled with controlled emotion and hope, the impact of Katrina on families is as compelling as Evangeline’s drive to regain her sense of self and belonging. 

                                                                                      Booklist (Starred review)

✩ Between Two Skies is a delicate, captivating story... Resonating with emotion and daring to bring readers into the heart of the south at a time of great sorrow and great joy;  a multifaceted look at the places we call home and what it means to return. 

                                                                                      Shelf Awareness (Starred review)

"...an elegantly written coming-of-age story set against the backdrop of Hurricane Katrina..."

                                                                                       Publisher's Weekly

"A compelling novel with a tender romance…"

                                                                                     School Library Journal

 

  2018 Southern Book Prize Finalist

2018 Southern Book Prize Finalist

  A Junior Library Guild Selection for Spring 2017

A Junior Library Guild Selection for Spring 2017

  2018-19 Texas TAYSHAs Reading List

2018-19 Texas TAYSHAs Reading List

  A 2019 Oklahoma Library Association Sequoyah Masterlist Selection

A 2019 Oklahoma Library Association Sequoyah Masterlist Selection

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  American Booksellers Association ABC Best Books for Young Readers 2017

American Booksellers Association ABC Best Books for Young Readers 2017

  2018 Notable Book, Children's Literature Assembly, National Council of Teachers of English

2018 Notable Book, Children's Literature Assembly, National Council of Teachers of English

  Southern Independent Booksellers Association Spring Okra Pick 2017

Southern Independent Booksellers Association Spring Okra Pick 2017