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Almost every morning I write on my window seat about people who’ve not yet found their rightful places in history. After years of happily writing for young readers, I’m thrilled to publish my first novel for adults. Little Woman in Blue: A Novel of May Alcott is a fictionalized account of a real-life rivalry between two sisters who crave wealth, fame, and travel at a time when women are expected to be content with a humble home life.

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"I don’t know which I admired more: the author’s masterful and affectionate resurrection of 19th-century Concord or her imaginative and insightful portrait of the sisterly relationship at the heart of this delightful novel."
— George Howe Colt, author of The Big House, a National Book Award finalist

Coming in September 2016!

Finding Wonders offers a look into the lives of Maria Merian, Mary Anning, and Maria Mitchell. “Vividly imagines the lives of three girls who grew up to become famous for their achievements in science. . . . each of these three perceptive portrayals is original and memorable.” -- Booklist, starred review For readers ten and up. Available from Atheneum Books/Simon & Schuster

Jeannine Atkins’s fifteen books celebrate the arts, nature, and strong girls and women.


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