Top Twos-Day: poverty and fairy tales


Ever wonder who gets galley copies of new releases? Want to enter to win one? Crown Publishing Group (imprint of Random House) is offering a copy of Fire in the Ashes: Twenty-Five Years Among the Poorest Children in America by Jonathan Kozol  here… (book is due out August 28th). Kirkus Reviews, Publisher’s Weekly, and Booklist have hailed it as one of most engaging, unique and illuminating looks at poverty, granting this novel stars and accolades worth investigating.

In the world of children’s publishing, check out the fresh spin on fairy tales by Glee’s own Chris Colfer. I’m not an automatic fan of celebs writing, most use ghosters, but this guy is on to something big! His debut, The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell (Little, Brown & Company, Hatchette Book Group), is bound to be a treasured tale. Read the NYT review…(the book scored #1 July 25, and released July 17th!).

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  1. Roxie,
    I’m definitely interested in reading the book on poverty. I’m going to see if the public library in my county has ordered it. I’ll get on the waiting list, if it has. I registered for the free copy too. We’ll see.

      1. Sorry about that. After I left the above comment here, I had a comment from someone involved in publishing which suggested I remove it or publishers wouldn’t look at it. I’ll announce when it will be available or I’ll re-post it in the future. Thank you for the attempt to read it.

      2. Oh, that was my fault Geoffrey…I suggested she take it down because she’d like to pursue publishing…but her other work is really good, I do hope you visit her site again, and thanks for hanging out with me so faithfully 😉

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