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They look so new and shiny!

The cover was designed by Christopher Bauer and the photograph was done by Dan Brandenburg. I am so pleased the cover shows a young black man–so many YA book covers are “whitewashed.”

The official release date is February 26, 2013 and a release party is being planned in DC on the date of March 3.

Spread the word far and wide. If you know of venues for promotions–book clubs, blogs, schools, libraries–please do not hesitate to contact me with your ideas.