GARVEY IN THE DARK: That’s Right. It’s a Nikki Grimes Cover Reveal Day!
It’s a banner day for the following reasons:
- A brand new Nikki Grimes novel is on the horizon
- I have the cover reveal for the novel in question
- The art of the cover is by artist Fatinha Ramos
What’s the book? GARVEY IN THE DARK (coming out 10/25/22) is the Nikki Grimes follow-up to her previous title GARVEY’S CHOICE. A novel-in-verse for ages 8 – 12, it’s a continuation of Garvey’s story… and it’s set during the pandemic. Here’s how the publisher describes it:
Garvey’s finally happy—he’s feeling close to his father through their shared love of music, bullies are no longer tormenting him, and his best friends Manny and Joe are by his side. But when the schools, stores, and restaurants close because people are getting sick, Garvey’s improved life goes into lockdown as well. And when Garvey’s father gets sick, Garvey must find a way to use his newfound musical skills to bring hope to both his father and himself. Moving, powerful, and beautifully told, this remarkable novel shows readers how even small acts have large reverberations, how every person can make a difference in this world, and how—even in the most difficult times—there are ways to reach for hope and healing.
And we could draw this out and talk more about the book itself, but for a change of pace let’s just get right to it. It’s beautiful. You want to see it. I want to show it.
Here it is:
I’d like to thank Kerry McManus and the folks at Astra Books for Young Readers for passing on this reveal to me today. GARVEY IN THE DARK is out October 25th, so be sure to look for it in the fall.
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Betsy Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.
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