August 2023

Reading Level: Grade 2 - 3 • Interest Level: Grade 9 - 12

The Song I'm In

Available: August 2023
Author: Maija Barnett
Specs: 5 1/2” x 8 1/4” • 200 pp. • Excerpts from other Books within this Series, Written in Verse, About the Author Section • High / Low Content
HC ed.: 9781978596795 • $25.80 | $19.40
eBook: 9781978596818 • $25.80 | $19.40
Pbk. ed.: 9781978596801 • $16.35 | $14.20
Despite crippling anxiety, Skyler Reeds has weathered her parents’ divorce and, along with her twin sister Katy, has moved to her mom’s boyfriend’s house in Burlington, Vermont. Now Skyler has to deal with living in a new blended household and brave a new high school while dealing with worsening dermatillomania, a disorder that causes her to obsessively pick her skin. Skyler’s only refuge is her singing voice, which she’s silenced as her face fills with wounds and scars. But Skyler is given a chance to join the school’s elite chorus—a dream come true. Skyler has tried so hard to be invisible, but this might be her one chance to shine.

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About the Author:
Maija Barnett grew up in Central Vermont and now lives in Massachusetts with her husband and two teenage daughters. She loves nature, poetry, hiking in the woods with her dog, and finding ways to get kids excited about reading. Maija holds degrees in English and teaching and currently teaches at a school for students with learning differences. She is also the author of Heart Like a Broken Arrow.