MG readers will move Beyond the Lines to fall for strong girl characters, handicapable kids
I'm excited to introduce a new book in partnership with BeachBoundBooks as part of a Blog Tour for the middle grade fiction Beyond the Lines by Claudia Whitsitt. The tour runs through September 27, 2016.
Whitsitt's BTL highlights my all-time fave topics: GIRL POWER! PLUS...Whitsitt introduces us to diverse characters tackling a range of issues that resonate with middle-grade readers. I'm also over the moon to discover another former-special-ed-teacher-turned-author who writes with such insights about handi-capable kids.
Please read more about the book and its author below. Then check out the excerpt, and before you go --- be sure to enter by 27 September for a chance to win a $25 gift card.
Good luck and happy tales!
Crackers walks me home in a blistery wind. I can’t seem to use my cane right, I’m all out of sync with the stepping and the tapping, so I just grip her arm. Plus, the sidewalk is icy, and I’m nervous about falling.
About the Book
Title: Beyond the Lines | Author: Claudia Whitsitt | Publisher: Claudia Whitsitt Publication Date: February 27, 2016 | Genre: Middle Grade Fiction | Number of Pages: 260
Book Description: The Dream Girls—Hattie, Crackers, and Beverly Jo—are back with the same determination and resolve they displayed in Between the Lines. This time, it's Crackers who has a dream. She has oodles of talent, can outshoot any guy, and she wants to be the first girl on the boys' basketball team. Everybody knows she's the best player at school. The problem is, the rules say: No girls allowed on the team. Ever. But the Dream Girls have challenged old-fashioned notions before, and they're not about to give up now. Beverly Jo rocks the world with an ingenious plan, Hattie sets the wheels in motion, and Crackers gives her all. For this threesome, nothing is impossible.
What others are saying...
"BEYOND THE LINES is a refreshing story of true friendship." - Lori (Amazon)
"A delightful story of true friendship" - David (Amazon)
"Great characters, superlative writing and the sense of being dropped into the mist of a Dream Girls meeting makes "Beyond The Lines" a wonderful book." - DJ (Amazon)
"Beyond the lines is a beautiful story of friendship." - (Amazon)
About the Author
Claudia Whitsitt spent a lifetime teaching special education and writing before becoming a full-time author. She believes in the power of friendship, small acts of kindness, and paying it forward. Nothing makes her happier than spending time with her children, which includes not only the five she raised but the countless students who touched her life over the years.
Blog Tour GiveawayPrize: One winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card or $25 PayPal cash prize, winner's choice Giveaway ends: September 27, 11:59 pm, 2016
Open to: Internationally
How to enter: Please enter using the Rafflecopter widget below.
Terms and Conditions: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. A winner will be randomly drawn through the Rafflecopter widget and will be contacted by email within 48 hours after the giveaway ends. The winner will then have 72 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond within 72 hours, a new draw will take place for a new winner. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible entries received. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. This giveaway is sponsored by the author, Claudia Whitsitt and is hosted and managed by Stacie from BeachBoundBooks. If you have any additional questions feel free to send an email to stacie@BeachBoundBooks.com.
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9/19/2016 10:26:05 am
Hi Cat! Thanks for sharing Author Claudia Whitsitt's book today!
9/19/2016 06:16:31 pm
Rosie, books about Girl Power and Handicapable kids are near and dear to my heart. Hope you enjoy BTL, too.
9/20/2016 01:20:33 pm
Thank you for the great post, Cat. I agree, books with strong female characters are such an inspiration to young girls. So glad to have you on the tour.
9/20/2016 09:08:12 pm
Thanks, Stacie. I'm always pleased to discover new books and share my find with readers. Girl power rocks!
9/20/2016 02:37:05 pm
9/20/2016 09:10:02 pm
Claudia, congrats on your book and much success with your tour. Yes, def need to connect!
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