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Choose Your Days Choose Your Days
by Paula Wallace

Old Bear gives baby Corky the keys to her days. “Choose your days,” he whispers. "Make them sunny or grey.”

Rani Patel In Full Effect Rani Patel In Full Effect
by Sonia Patel

Rani finds empowerment on stage as MC Sutra, "Call my solution a female revolution/Retribution in the form of rhyme electrocution."

For a multimedia experience of Rani Patel, In Full Effect, listen to author Sonia Patel's playlist on Spotify, and watch Sonia spittin' 16-year-old Rani's rhymes in this YouTube clip.

The Do-Right The Do-Right
by Lisa Sandlin

“The do-right”—that’s old Southern talk for prison. Delpha Wade doesn’t want to go back there. Fourteen years is enough.

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Rani Patel Steals the Mic—and the spotlight—at BEA Rani Patel Steals the Mic—and the spotlight—at BEA
May 18, 2016

The story of a “nerdy, flat-chested Indian teen in Hawaii who wants to be a kickass M.C.” made a big splash at the YA Editor’s Buzz Panel at BEA. Hear from Lee Byrd of Cinco Puntos on the impact of Sonia Patel’s new novel, and read why Entertainment Weekly calls it one of the “11 best things we saw at BookExpo America 2016.” Watch the BEA Young Adult Editors' Buzz 2016 panel, featuring “Rani Patel in Full Effect.”

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