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Five questions for A.S. King about Dig.

A.S. King’s Dig. (Dutton, 14 years and up) was the winner of the 2020 Printz Award. The story focuses on five teens with a startling connection that is only gradually revealed. Constantly shifting perspectives — between the unforgettable teens themselves, along with an outsized cast — keep readers off-balance and...
      

Review of Dig.

Dig.by A.S. KingHigh School    Dutton    394 pp.    g3/19    978-1-101-99491-7    $17.99David has never met his father and is tired of constantly moving around with his mom. Malcolm has already lost his mother and is about to lose his beloved father to cancer. Katie deals drugs out of a fast-food drive-thru window...
      

Amy Sarig King Talks with Roger

 Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here.Sponsored byAlthough there's probably some contractual brand-management thing going on, I like to think that A.S. King, the author of such deeply weird YA novels as Everybody Sees...
      

Review of Me and Marvin Gardens

Me and Marvin Gardensby Amy Sarig KingIntermediate, Middle School    Levine/Scholastic    250 pp.2/17    978-0-545-87074-0    $16.99    ge-book ed.  978-0-545-87077-1    $10.99The middle-grade debut of YA novelist A.S. King (Still Life with Tornado, rev. 9/16) was bound to be a little weird — and it is. It’s also a smart, environmentally conscious underdog story...
      

Review of Still Life with Tornado

Still Life with Tornadoby A.S. KingHigh School    Dutton    296 pp.10/16    978-1-101-99488-7    $17.99    g“There is no such thing as an original idea,” sixteen-year-old Sarah’s teacher tells the class, a dictum that sticks with the once-promising art student. Sarah had an original idea, and she executed it beautifully, but Something Happened at...
      

Field Notes: On Propagating Literacy

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Illustration by Erin Farley.My story about working in adult literacy starts with a Black Knight Buddleia sapling on my twenty-sixth birthday at around two o’clock in the afternoon. I was digging the hole to plant the Buddleia in the garden of my Tipperary farm when the phone rang. The caller...
      

Five questions for A.S. King

A.S. King's books are one of a kind: strange, sometimes surrealistic, but always grounded in truth. Her latest YA novel — Glory O'Brien's History of the Future (Little, Brown, 14 years and up) — is most likely the only children's book you'll ever read in which a protagonist ingests desiccated...
      

Review of Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future

Glory O’Brien’s History of the Futureby A. S. KingHigh School   Little, Brown   309 pp.10/14   978-0-316-22272-3   $18.00e-book ed. 978-0-316-22274-7   $9.99Still haunted by her mother’s suicide years ago, seventeen-year-old Glory is certain she’ll die young, too, and can envision no future for herself. Until, that is, she ingests dessicated bat remains and...
      

Review of Ask the Passengers

Ask the Passengersby A. S. KingHigh School    Little, Brown    295 pp.10/12    978-0-316-19468-6    $17.99Astrid would be the quintessential Q-for-Questioning girl in her high school’s LGBTQ support group if her small-town, small-minded school had such a thing — and the gay question is only one of many weighing her down. When her...

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