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New Deal: SOUTH OF SOMEWHERE by Kalena Miller

Author of THE NIGHT WHEN NO ONE HAD SEX and the forthcoming SHANNON IN THE SPOTLIGHT Kalena Miller's SOUTH OF SOMEWHERE has sold to Josh Gregory at Albert Whitman by Stacey Kondla at The Rights Factory.

In this book, a 12-year-old girl moves to a small town with her father and siblings after her mother is accused of embezzlement and goes on the run from the FBI, forcing the girl to discover what a home really is in a new place and uncover the truth about her once-wealthy family.

"I absolutely love how hard topics like family issues and classism are explored in this book with such humor and sensitivity,” says The Rights Factory agent Stacey Kondla. “Kalena writes believable characters going through believable problems in a highly engaging and entertaining way for middle-graders."

SOUTH OF SOMEWHERE is set for publication in the spring of 2024.

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