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If you would like a signed bookplate for these books, please let us know in the comment field at checkout. All bookplate orders are due July 16th, and the bookplates will be are arriving separately from the books free of charge.
Due to extended transit times for the bookplate between the author and the bookstore, please note that it may be up to several business weeks after the order deadline before you recieve your bookplate. Thank you for understanding!
Preorder AGNES AT THE END OF THE WORLD to get some cool swag!
Jewell Parker Rhodes has written numerous children’s and adult books that aim to inspire social justice, equality, and environmental stewardship. Currently, she serves as the Piper Endowed Chair and founding artistic director of the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University. Her novel, Ghost Boys, became a New York Times Best Seller and has garnered over 25 awards and honors. Her latest middle grade novel is Black Brother, Black Brother. A powerful coming-of-age story that carefully examines the school-to-prison pipeline, the novel follows two brothers, one white, one black, and how they are forced to navigate the world.
Kelly McWilliams is a mixed-race writer who has always gravitated towards stories about crossing boundaries and forging new identities. Her latest novel, Agnes at the End of the World, has been described as The Handmaid’s Tale meets Wilder Girls. Belonging to a very strict religious group, Agnes and her ailing young brother must escape the growing danger of the Prophet, all the while a viral pandemic burns through the population at large.