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FIRST LIGHT release!

Congratulations and a mighty woo-HOO to my fellow Class of 2k7 member Rebecca Stead for today’s release of FIRST LIGHT! (Who I also finally got to meet at this past weekend’s ALA, but more on that later!)

“An absolutely gripping story of a hidden world, the secrets between it and ours, and the courageous, determined Peter and Thea, who mean to get answers, no matter what the cost. I couldn’t put it down until I’d finished it!” – Tamora Pierce


Peter is thrilled to join his parents on an expedition to Greenland, where his father studies global warming. Peter will get to skip school, drive a dogsled, and – finally – share in his dad’s adventures. But on the ice cap, Peter struggles to understand a series of visions that both frighten and entice him.

Thea has never seen the sun. Her extraordinary people, suspected of witchcraft and nearly driven to extinction, have retreated to a secret world they’ve built deep inside the arctic ice. As Thea dreams of a path to the Earth’s surface, Peter’s search for answers brings him ever closer to her hidden home.

Rebecca Stead’s fascinating debut novel is a dazzling tale of mystery, science and adventure at the top of the world.

Congratulations for today’s release, Rebecca, I’m so excited for you!

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