Christmas on a Distant Planet
by Jack Butler
illustrated by Gabi Clayton
young adult sci-fi Christmas story, Christmas on a Distant Planet is an edge-of-your-seat story with beautiful descriptive writing and hilariously brilliant wordplay by the author of Practicing Zen Without a License and Nightshade (a tale of a vampire on Mars) and the Pulitzer Prize-nominated Living in Little Rock with Miss Little Rock.
Rammy-Remmy de Remy is an enterprising young boy living with his scientist parents and genius little sister on a snow-covered planet in outer space. He is worried that Santa won’t be able to get to Outpost in time for Christmas, so he sets off on a wild adventurous life-threatening journey to open the Gate to let Santa in.
by Alec Clayton
Intense, funny and true to life, Teacher begins with a damaged and uncertain Eva McRoy, a bisexual high school English teacher who lost her child after a tumultuous divorce. Her self-identity is now under threat at work and in relationships. Yet Eva grows in identity and power as she starts an LGBT support group at school, protests a police shooting, and survives a school shooting herself. Through these struggles, she discovers a passion for justice and renews a sense of self that had waned.
Set in Olympia, Washington with a strong sense of place, Teacher weaves actual events with the fictitious lives of Eva, her strong and no-nonsense wife, Helen, and her fellow teachers.
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