Can you believe it’s December?! I’m not looking forward to the snow (unless we get snow days!), but I am looking forward to Christmas 🙂 I’m also looking forward to starting a new year with a brand new set of debut authors! To get things started, I’m posting the trailer for Class of 2K12 author, Caroline Starr Rose’s debut May B. Her debut is a historical middle grade novel told in verse. I received a copy at NCTE and I’m excited to read it.
Summary of May B. (From Goodreads):
I’ve known it since last night:
It’s been too long to expect them to return.
May is helping out on a neighbor’s Kansas prairie homestead—just until Christmas, says Pa. She wants to contribute, but it’s hard to be separated from her family by 15 long, unfamiliar miles. Then the unthinkable happens: May is abandoned. Trapped in a tiny snow-covered sod house, isolated from family and neighbors, May must prepare for the oncoming winter. While fighting to survive, May’s memories of her struggles with reading at school come back to haunt her. But she’s determined to find her way home again. Caroline Starr Rose’s fast-paced novel, written in beautiful and riveting verse, gives readers a strong new heroine to love.