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My Own Lightning by Lauren Wolk
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May 03, 2022 | ISBN 9780593589137 | 443 Minutes

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“Wolk writes like a fever dream while raising questions about our capacities for forgiveness. Deep, dark, and indelible.” —The Times of London
 
★ “A powerful story to electrify the soul.” —Booklist, starred review

★ “With a memorable heroine, a finely honed voice, a distinctive setting, and deeply grounded relationships, this thought-provoking novel raises ethical issues about personal flaws and forgiveness.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review
 
“Historical fiction for middle-grade readers who relish a warm family story with an energetic plot; a character who comes into her own; and a fully realized, sensory-rich setting.” —The Horn Book
 
“Poignant. Tugs at the heartstrings while gently guiding readers to explore understanding complicated people, what’s true, and what matters.” —Common Sense Media
 
My Own Lightning teaches young readers that although tragedy shapes us, it does not have to define us.” —The Historical Novel Society 
 
“Steeped in themes of growth and acceptance, a solid continuation of an impactful first installment.” —Kirkus Reviews


ACCLAIM FOR LAUREN WOLK’S WOLF HOLLOW —A Newbery Honor Book

• An NPR Best Book of the Year • A Booklist Best Book of the Year • An Entertainment Weekly Best Book of the Year • A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year • A Shelf Awareness Best Book of the Year • A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year • A Wall Street Journal Best Children’s Book of the Year • An ALA Notable Children’s Book

“The honesty of Wolf Hollow will just about shred your heart, but Annabelle’s courage and compassion will restore it to you, fuller than before. This book matters.” —Sara Pennypacker, New York Times bestselling author of Pax

“An evocative setting, memorable characters, a searing story: Wolf Hollow has stayed with me long after I closed the book. It has the feel of an instant classic.” —Linda Sue Park, Newbery Medalist and New York Times bestselling author

“Wrenching and true. . . . comparisons to Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird will abound. But Wolk gives us her own story—one full of grace and stark, brutal beauty.” —New York Times Book Review

“This exquisite debut confronts injustice and doesn’t flinch.” —People

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