Anna-Marie McLemore

Longlist, 2021 National Book Awards
Longlist, 2016 National Book Awards

Anna-Marie McLemore was born in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains and taught by their family to hear la llorona in the Santa Ana winds. They are the author of The Weight of Feathers, a William C. Morris Young Adult Debut Award Finalist and When the Moon Was Ours, a Stonewall Honor Book and Longlisted for the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature. (Photo credit: J. Elliott)
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The Mirror Season

ISBN 9781250624123 Feiwel and Friends / Macmillan Publishers

Graciela Cristales’ whole world changes after she and a boy she barely knows are assaulted at the same party. She loses her gift for making enchanted pan dulce. Neighborhood trees vanish overnight, while mirrored glass appears, bringing reckless magic with it. And Ciela is haunted by what happened to her, and what happened to the boy whose name she never learned. More about this book >

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When the Moon Was Ours

When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore, book cover
ISBN 9781250058669 Thomas Dunne Books / St. Martin’s Press

To everyone who knows them, best friends Miel and Sam are as strange as they are inseparable. Roses grow out of Miel's wrist, and rumors say she spilled out of a water tower when she was five. Sam is known for the moons he paints and hangs in the trees, and for how little anyone knows about his life before he and his mother moved to town. But as odd as everyone considers Miel and Sam, even they stay away from the Bonner girls, four beautiful sisters rumored to be witches. Now they want the roses that grow from Miel's skin, and they're willing to use every secret Miel has fought to protect to make sure she gives them up. More about this book >

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Anna-Marie McLemore

Anna-Marie McLemore was born in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains and taught by their family to hear la llorona in the Santa Ana winds. They are the author of The Weight of Feathers, a William C. Morris Young Adult Debut Award Finalist; When the Moon Was Ours, a Stonewall Honor Book and Longlisted for the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature; Wild Beauty; Blanca & Roja; and Dark and Deepest Red.

(Photo credit: J. Elliott)

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