March 2013: Arlene sequel available!
Arlene, the Rebel Queen will be available in March! You can get a copy on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or most other retailers and wholesalers. Bulk orders for your school can be placed directly through HNF. Contact Carol for more information.
Kids are always asking us, what will the sequel be about? Well, the story is about change: how to make it and how to take it. Arlene and her friends land in a heap of trouble when they try to lead a revolution to make Greenwood School more “green.” There are new characters: Mr. Goldberg, the new fifth grade teacher, and Arlene’s Uncle James, who is a little different, just like Arlene. One really difficult change is that Arlene and Lauren’s friendship begins to dwindle.
But we feel this book is about something bigger than just these plot points. While the first book told the story of Arlene learning how her disability can be part of a positive and powerful vision of herself, the sequel is about Arlene unleashing that very power. This book is about how one person–one young person–make that one young person who happens to live with a disability–can indeed change the world. Thank you, Margaret Mead, for pointing this out.
Check out an excerpt from the book here. And don’t forget to keep us in mind for an author visit and presentation about disability and difference this semester. Just send us an email. There’s no charge and we’ll donate a copy of the books to your school library. And don’t forget to get your copy of Arlene, the Rebel Queen today!
The art of rebellion lives on!