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Kathi Appelt

USA flag (b.1954)

Kathi Appelt is the author of the Newbery Honoree, National Book Award finalist, PEN USA Literary Awardwinning, and bestselling The Underneath as well as the National Book Award finalist The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp, Keeper, and many picture books including Counting Crows. She has two grown children and lives in College Station, Texas, with her husband.
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Non fiction
Newbery Medal Best Novel nominee (2009) : The Underneath

Kathi Appelt recommends
The Amaranth Enchantment (2009)
Julie Berry
"A gripping young heroine, fiesty and hearty too."
Lucky for Good (2011)
(Lucky , book 3)
Susan Patron
"Susan Patron writes honest and true, and this, her final Lucky, feels truest of all. I loved it!"
Parched (2013)
Melanie Crowder
"Brutally beautiful, this is a story of courage and heart."
The Meaning of Maggie (2014)
(Maggie Meatloaf, book 1)
Megan Jean Sovern
"Maggie is a joy to behold."
The Sky Between You and Me (2017)
Catherine Alene
"Stunning. A thing of beauty."
Ban This Book (2017)
Alan Gratz
"Readers, librarians, and all those books that have drawn a challenge have a brand new hero in Amy Anne Ollinger. She's a true champion and testament to how doing a good thing is the first step in finding your own courage."
One True Way (2018)
Shannon Hitchcock
"Shannon Hitchcock's important story shines a bright light on the struggles that LGBT kids had to deal with in the mid-1970s, giving us a context with which to understand more fully the same struggles that are happening today. In straightforward prose, this honest look shows us how far we've come, and at the same time doesn't deny how far we have to go."
A Stitch in Time (2018)
Daphne Kalmar
"Heartbreaking and heartwarming at the same time, Donut’s story is gritty, hopeful and ultimately all about the various ways that love shows up. I loved it."
The Artifact Hunters (2020)
Janet Fox
"anet Fox taps into her superior story-telling skills. With masterful artistry, she has given us another spine-tingler."

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