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Order your copies of the authors' books from Mac’s Backs – Books on Coventry:
Where We Used to Roam by Jenn Bishop: macsbacks.com/book/9781534457294
Rule of Threes by Marcy Campbell: macsbacks.com/book/9781797201238
The Most Perfect Thing in the Universe by Tricia Springstubb: macsbacks.com/book/9780823447572
The Shape of Thunder by Jasmine Warga: macsbacks.com/book/9780062956675
About the authors:
Jenn Bishop is the author of the middle-grade novels Where We Used to Roam, Things You Can’t Say, 14 Hollow Road, and The Distance to Home. She grew up in Massachusetts and as a college student spent one incredible summer in Wyoming. She has been obsessed with bison ever since. After working as a children’s librarian, she received her MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. Where We Used to Roam is a powerful middle grade novel about a young girl navigating the social growing pains of middle school and struggles to find her place while her older brother fights to overcome opioid addiction.
Marcy Campbell lives in Ohio with her family and menagerie of rescued pets. Her writing for adults has been published widely in journals and magazines, including Salon. Her debut picture book, Adrian Simcox Does NOT Have a Horse, was a Junior Library Guild Selection, a Top 10 Indie Next Pick, winner of the Comstock Read Aloud Award and the Crystal Kite Award and has been translated into eight languages. Part family drama, part contemporary thriller, Campbell's debut novel Rule of Threes is a middle grade story about what happens when "perfect" is out of your control.
Tricia Springstubb is the author of books for kids of all ages, including the middle grade novels What Happened on Fox Street, Moonpenny Island, and Every Single Second, the chapter book series Cody and the Fountain of Happiness, and the picture books Phoebe and Digger and Khalil and Mr. Hagerty and the Backyard Treasures. Beautifully written, The Most Perfect Thing in the Universe is about expeditions big and small, about creatures who defy gravity and those of us who are bound by it, and one unadventurous girl who discovers she is anything but.
Jasmine Warga's debut middle grade book, Other Words for Home, is a Newbery Honor Book. She is the author of the novels for teens My Heart and Other Black Holes, which has been translated into over twenty languages, and Here We Are Now. She lives and writes in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Shape of Thunder is a deeply moving story, told with exceptional grace, about friendship and loss—and how believing in impossible things can help us heal.