This month To Come and Go Like Magic was nominated to the Amelia Bloomer Project. The Feminist Task Force of the Social Responsibilities Round Table of the American Library Association selects books with strong feminist messages for young people up to 18 years old. The committee compiles a list of quality fiction and nonfiction titles that affirm positive roles for girls and women. Click HERE to see the books nominated this year and to read more about the Amelia Bloomer Project.
On her young adult book review blog Pamela Thompson says this about To Come and Go Like Magic: “In this stirring series of vignettes…Chili realizes her ticket out of Appalachia is an education…. The author writes with authority and love…” See full review HERE.
GirlMogul lists To Come and Go Like Magic in “Best Reads for Tweens and Teens” HERE.
To Come and Go Like Magic was an ALAN (Assembly on Literature for Adolescents) pick in July. ALAN’s picks is a monthly book review column that is compiled and edited by Dr. Pam Cole of Kennesaw State University. The reviewer says: “Fawcett’s realism is tempered with engaging dialogue and imagery…” See the full review HERE. More info about ALAN can be found HERE.
Shannon at StorySnoops calls the book “a sweet story that takes place in a small rural town.” Check out the full review and other weekly book reviews at StorySnoops. A portion of their profits is contributed to programs that support children’s literacy.