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This Little Light of Mine

Linda Williams Jackson talks with Chapter 16 about race, class, and courage

In A Sky Full of Stars, the sequel to Linda Williams Jackson’s Midnight Without a Moon, scrappy teenager Rosa Carter watches the civil-rights movement unfold and picks up a picket sign herself. Jackson will appear at Barnes & Noble Booksellers in Memphis on February 17.

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Empowering Adventure

Young readers learn to challenge injustice in Tracy Barrett’s new middle-grade series

In Tracy Barrett’s Marabel and the Book of Fate, a thirteen-year-old princess searches for her kidnapped twin and learns to recognize the injustices of her kingdom. Barrett will launch her new series at Parnassus Books in Nashville on February 10.

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A Weirdly Wonderful World

Chattanooga author Natalie Lloyd chronicles the exploits of a most unusual family

Young readers with an appreciation for offbeat adventure stories will no doubt be delighted by Natalie Lloyd’s imaginative world and its lively, brave inhabitants in The Problim Children.

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