Category: personal growth

Radical by E.M. Kokie

The Pirate Tree’s own E.M. Kokie has a new book out (ta-da!) so we wanted to celebrate it here. Radical–the story of one girl finding and losing her identity in a radical community of survivalists–is one of those books that you have…

The Shark Curtain by Chris Scofield

I was enormously privileged to be the editor for Chris Scofield’s The Shark Curtain, which came out on the Akashic YA imprint Black Sheep earlier this year. The moment I read this book, I understood that Scofield was doing something…

What Will Your Beautiful Hands Do Today?

The first few times I opened up Kathryn Otoshi and Bret Baumgarten’s recent picture book for kids, Beautiful Hands, and read the opening line, “What will your beautiful hands do today?” I literally shivered with delight….and got goosepimples all over…