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On October 11, 2017, The War I Finally Won debuted at #3 on the New York Times bestsellers list. This does not surprise me, because Kimberly Brubaker Bradley's sequel to the multi-award winning The War that Saved my Life, does not disappoint, but rather, carries on the story, showing how Ada has recovered after the surgery that fixed her club foot. She is not what her mother said:  crippled in mind and body, deranged, a disappointment. Yet Ada must continue to fight to find out who she is, and her sufferings were not over--though nothing Ada could ever have seen or expected. 

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  • Wild Wild Midwest! May 3-5, 2019, multi-regional SCBWI conference

  • Oct. 5-7, 2018: SCBWI retreat, Pokagon State Park, Potawatom Inn, Angola, IN (for IN and MI SCBWI memers)

  •  May 5, 2018, time TBD, SCBWI MI-PAL event: A One-Day Humor Conference with Little, Brown editor Heather Alexander

  • Mar. 17-18, 2018: Michigan Reading Association, Detroit, MI, Cobo Center

  • Dec. 10, 2017, 11 am-1 pm: SCBWI MI-PAL event, Kazoo Books, Kalamazoo, MI 2-4 pm, Barnes & Noble, Brighton, MI

  • Aug 5, 2-4 pm, Barnes & Noble, Brighton, MI: Meet eight local children's book authors during Education Appreciation Days organized through the  Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, Michigan Chapter, Published and Listed Authors (SCBWI-MI PAL)    

  • Aug 7, Literary Luncheon sponsored by The Bookman, Grand Haven, MI
  • Sept. 10, 10:30 am -5 pm, Kerrytown BookFest. Ann Arbor, MI
  • Sept. 15-16, SCBWI Mi Conference, "Gathering at the Grand"
  • January 2018, Grand Rapids Christian High School Winterim, "So You Want to be in Publishing?" 
  • June 22-26, ALA Summer Conference 2017, Chicago, IL
  • June 3, 2017, Reading Rocks Rockford, Krause Memorial Library, Rockford, MI
  • June 21-22, “Build-a-Book” & “How a book is Made,” Brownsburg Public Library (Indianapolis)
  • June 22-26, ALA Summer 2017, Chicago, IL
  • Dec. 10, 2017, The Bookman, SCBWI-MI PAL Merry Mitten Holiday, Grand Haven, MI 

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Honoring Paul Goble

Philanthroparties: A Party-Planning Guide

For Kids Who Want to Give Back

By Lulu Cerone

Beyond Words, $17.99, ​Age:10-18

​ISBN-13: 978-1582705873

BISAC: Nonfiction, four-color party planning guide, cooking, games, DIY, Partying with a cause, Giving, Guide, DIY, Party Planning, Cooking, Games

"​Why just party when you can party with a purpose?" Seventeen-year-old Lulu Cerone shows teens how to bring social activism into their daily lives—and have fun while doing it—with this colorful DIY, party-planning guide perfect for every socially conscious kid! PS. Adults need this book too! Click here for more. 

FIND YOUR FUTURE IN ART
By Kim Childress
Cherry Lake Publishing (Sleeping Bear Press)

ISBN: 978-1634719018 (Library Binding)

ISBN:978-1634719476 (Paperback)

​Part of the Find Your Future in STEAM series

​I was hired to edit, and I got to write this book in the process! 

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The War That Saved My Life

The War I Finally Won
By Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Dial BFYR  (Oct. 11, 2017)

Genre: middle grade historical fiction

​coming of age, family life, adoption, WWII, Europe, literature, adult interest, special needs

Find Your Future in Art, Cherry Lake/Sleeping Bear Press, Aug. 2016

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