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Radical cover for reveal (1)Radical
September 13, 2016
ISBN-10: 0763669628
ISBN-13: 978-0763669621

Candlewick Press

“It’s a complex recipe of volatile ingredients that Kokie uses to deliver an unsettling story that’s both timely and necessary.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“This is a different kind of dystopia, where the threat to survival comes from an unexpected quarter, and the kickass girl has to save herself instead of a whole world. Give this to readers intrigued by the complex psychology of girls who don’t fit the traditional molds.” —Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
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personal effects l(1)Personal Effects
September 11, 2012
Candlewick Press
ISBN-13: 978-0763655273
ISBN-10: 0763655279

“In an outstanding debut, Kokie tackles the tumultuous aftermath of a soldier’s death, as seen through the eyes of a sibling left behind. . . . Through raw moments and strikingly mature characterizations, Kokie explores loss, personal relationships, and the burden of preconceptions.” — Starred Review, Publisers Weekly (Sept. 2012)
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13063156Things I’ll Never Say: Stories About Our Secret Selves 
“Quick Change”
March 24, 2015 
Candlewick Press
ISBN-13:  978-0-7636-7307-9

“This new collection of short stories about secrets is an ideal combination of form and subject. Edited by award-winning biographer Angel (Janis Joplin: Rise Up Singing, 2010), this brings together 15 acclaimed voices from across the YA publishing field, all of them offering distinct, powerful, and often unexpected stories of teens who discover unexpected truths, reveal hidden secrets, and keep other things safely hidden as they continue on their journeys. It’s an impressively unusual spread of authors, including Ron Koertge, Chris Lynch, Katy Moran, and Cynthia Leitich Smith. Many of the stories speak to the contemporary lives of today’s teens, while some, such as Zoë Marriott’s lovely “Storm Clouds Fleeing from the Wind,” evoke other times and places. The balance and diversity that Angel has achieved here is marvelous, and nearly any teen who picks this up will find a bit of herself or himself—or at least a friend—inside these pages. A collection to treasure and share widely.” — Erin Downey Howerton, Booklist (2015)

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violent-ends-9781481437455_lgViolent Ends
“Astroturf”
September 1, 2015
Simon Pulse
ISBN-10: 1481437453
ISBN-13: 978-1481437455

A novel with 17 authors, edited by Shaun David Hutchinson. The story centers on a 16-year-old school shooter named Kirby Matheson, with each chapter set before and after the shooting and told by characters who knew him, each trying to answer one question: Why?

Contributing Authors: Kendare Blake, Steve Brezenoff. Delilah Dawson, Trish Doller, Margie Gelbwasser, Christine Johnson, E.M. Kokie, Cynthia Leitich Smith, Tom Leveen, Hannah Moskowitz, Elisa Nader, Beth Revis, Mindi Scott, Brendan and Neal Shusterman, Courtney Summers, Blythe Woolston, and Shaun David Hutchinson

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