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Honors for Daughter of Xanadu

- Daughter of Xanadu has been published in both Mongolian  and Turkish.

- "Outstanding Merit," Bank Street College of Education's Best Books of the Year, 2012.

- National Council for the Social Studies has selected Daughter of Xanadu for its 2012 master list of Notable Tradebooks for Young People.

- The American Library Association has chosen Daughter of Xanadu as a 2012 Recommended Title for the Amelia Bloomer project, which celebrates feminist books for children and young adults.

- The paperback version of Daughter of Xanadu was published on in January 2012. It's available through your favorite bookstore and online from and The publisher is Ember, a new imprint established in May 2011 by Random House for paperback versions of "bestsellers and award winners."

I've done several readings and school visits recently. Last fall, I was busy on book tour, with seven appearances in October, ranging from Mercer Island to New Canaan, from Silverdale to Shaker Heights, from Portland, Oregon, to Youngstown, Ohio - from 'Bookfest' to 'Fall at the Mall,' from schools to skype.

Still getting great reactions from readers!