The Big Reveal: My Book Cover for Finding My Place
July 23, 2012 in Young Adult Novels
So, here it is. My book cover for Finding My Place, which is a historical fiction, middle-grade novel set in Vicksburg, Mississippi during the Civil War, specifically the Siege of Vicksburg. You’ll be seeing it everywhere pretty soon, and I put a snippet of it on my Facebook page. But I thought I would reveal it first here on my blog. So. . .
According to the publisher (White Mane Kids), it will be available at the end of August! I can’t wait! Here’s what the back cover says. Click on the link below for a photo (PDF) of the front and back cover together.
Finally, here’s the book jacket summary:
Thirteen-year-old Anna Green can hardly remember life before the War Between the States touched her hometown of Vicksburg, Mississippi. For 47 days in May, June, and July in 1863, the Union Army bombs Vicksburg day and night, attempting to overtake the city. Anna longs for the days before Yankee bombs screeched above her, before her family was torn apart, and before they moved to a dark, damp cave to protect themselves from falling shells. During one terrible bombing, a tragedy strikes Anna and her siblings and changes their lives forever. Can Anna find the strength to keep her family together in the midst of the war? Finding My Place recounts the destitute living conditions and the horror of a city under siege, the strength of the citizens who would not surrender, and the courage of an intelligent young girl.
Thanks for stopping by! Stay tuned. . .