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About Outrun the Moon

From the author of the critically acclaimed Under a Painted Sky, an unforgettable story of determination set against a backdrop of devastating tragedy. Perfect for fans of Code Name Verity.
 
San Francisco, 1906: Fifteen-year-old Mercy Wong is determined to break from the poverty of Chinatown, and an education at St. Clare’s School for Girls is her best hope. Although St. Clare’s is off-limits to all but the wealthiest white girls, Mercy gains admittance through a mix of cunning and a little bribery, only to discover that getting in was the easiest part. Not to be undone by a bunch of spoiled heiresses, Mercy stands strong—until disaster strikes.

On April 18, a historic earthquake rocks San Francisco, destroying Mercy’s home and school. Now she’s forced to wait with her classmates for their families in a temporary park encampment. Though fires might rage, and the city may be in shambles, Mercy can’t sit by while they wait for the army to bring help—she still has the “bossy” cheeks that mark her as someone who gets things done. But what can one teenage girl do to heal so many suffering in her broken city?

Stacey Lee masterfully crafts another remarkable novel set against a unique historical backdrop. Strong-willed Mercy Wong leads a cast of diverse characters in this extraordinary tale of survival.

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12 YA Authors Who Are Super Stylish

We think ALL YA authors are more stylish than should be legal, and have a swagger and style that’s enviable. Here are just a few of the closets, wardrobes, and jewelry boxes we’re currently coveting!     Tahereh Mafi, author of Furthermore this book is my new favorite accessory. ❤️ // SDCC schedule (i was having … Continued
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7 Real Life Super Powers of Our Favorite YA Characters

Let’s face it: much as we wish we could all hear Hagrid exclaim, “You’re a wizard!”, and then be whisked away to Hogwarts, that…just might not happen for everyone. But let’s not sell ourselves short! Everyone has super powers–they’re just not always magical. Read on for some non-magical abilities from our favorite YA characters.   Scarlett … Continued
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10 Authors Share What Inspired Them To Write Their Books

Do you ever wonder where the idea for your favorite book came from? Was it a personal experience? Or a dream? Or even another book? We were so curious that we rounded up ten of our authors who have shared the true life inspiration for their book. Read on to find out where their stories came from! … Continued
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Hidden Histories: The Untold Stories Infographic

This week we’re celebrating hidden histories – they’re stories that unearth parts of the past that you probably never learned about in class, and give you a whole new perspective of the world. Check out this infographic for 15 of our favorites!     Ready to read? Peek inside our favorite hidden histories here!       … Continued
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14 Characters Guaranteed to Get You in Trouble This Summer

A little bit of trouble can be a whole lot of fun sometimes—and who better to get in trouble with than fictional characters? After all, fictional characters means totally fictional consequences. From the ones who will drag you on overnight adventures to the ones who insist on solving murder mysteries, here are the characters who … Continued
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New Books Available in May 2016

Before you dive into your June reading, make sure you didn’t miss any of these YA books that came out in May!   A Tale of Two Besties by Sophia Rossi: HelloGiggles’ Sophia Rossi’s debut is out in paperback! Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk: A powerful middle grade debut about a girl growing up between world wars. … Continued
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