A Snake Falls to Earth

Longlist, National Book Awards 2021 for Young People's Literature

ISBN 9781646140923
Levine Querido
Darcie Little Badger

Darcie Little Badger is an Earth scientist and writer. She is an enrolled member of the Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas. (Photo credit: Darcie Little Badger) More about this author >

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Nina is a Lipan girl in our world. She’s always felt there was something more out there. She still believes in the old stories.

Oli is a cottonmouth kid, from the land of spirits and monsters. Like all cottonmouths, he’s been cast from home. He’s found a new one on the banks of the bottomless lake.

Nina and Oli have no idea the other exists. But a catastrophic event on Earth, and a strange sickness that befalls Oli’s best friend, will drive their worlds together in ways they haven’t been in centuries.

And there are some who will kill to keep them apart.