Mindy McGinnis

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Mindy McGinnis is an American writer of young adult fiction. Her most notable works include Be Not Far from Me (2020), Heroine (2019), The Female of the Species (2016), and A Madness So Discreet (2015).

Personal life[edit]

Mindy McGinnis grew up in Ohio, a ninth-generation farmer.[1]

She attended Otterbein University, where she studied English literature and religion, and graduated with a bachelor of arts degree.[2]

For a time, McGinnis worked as a school librarian.[1] She now lives in her hometown and provides her services to financially disadvantaged school districts and communities.[1]

Selected texts[edit]

Be Not Far from Me[edit]

Be Not Far from Me was published March 3, 2020 by Katherine Tegen Books. The book received starred reviews from Booklist, Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA), School Library Journal, Kirkus, and Publishers Weekly,[3] as well as the following accolades:

Heroine[edit]

Heroine was published March 12, 2019 by Katherine Tegen Books. The book received starred reviews from Kirkus,[7] School Library Journal, Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA), Publishers Weekly, and Booklist, as well as the following accolades:

The Female of the Species[edit]

The Female of the Species was published September 20, 2016 by Katherine Tegen Books. The book received starred reviews from Kirkus,[12] Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA), School Library Journal, and Booklist,[13] as well as the following accolades:

A Madness So Discreet[edit]

A Madness So Discreet was published October 6, 2015 by Katherine Tegen Books and has received the following accolades:

  • Edgar Award for Best Young Adult (2016)
  • Missouri Gateway Readers Award Nominee (2017)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "About". Mindy McGinnis. Retrieved 2021-09-15.
  2. ^ McGinnis, Mindy (2017-10-10). This Darkness Mine. HarperCollins. ISBN 978-0-06-256161-9.
  3. ^ "Be Not Far from Me - Mindy McGinnis - Hardcover". HarperCollins Canada. Retrieved 2021-09-15.
  4. ^ "2021 Top Ten Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers". Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). 2021-01-05. Retrieved 2021-09-15.
  5. ^ "2021 Top Ten Best Fiction". Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). 2021-01-14. Retrieved 2021-09-15.
  6. ^ "2021 Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults". Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). 2021-01-04. Retrieved 2021-09-15.
  7. ^ "Heroine". Kirkus Reviews. November 13, 2018. Retrieved 2021-09-15.
  8. ^ Lam, Anna (2020-01-08). "YALSA names 2020 Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults". American Library Association. Retrieved 2021-09-15.
  9. ^ Lam, Anna (2020-02-11). "YALSA names 2020 Best Fiction for Young Adults". American Library Association. Retrieved 2021-09-15.
  10. ^ "2020 Top Ten Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers". Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). 2020-01-07. Retrieved 2021-09-15.
  11. ^ "2020 Top Ten Best Fiction". Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). 2020-02-05. Retrieved 2021-09-15.
  12. ^ "The Female of the Species". Kirkus Reviews. June 1, 2016. Retrieved 2021-09-15.
  13. ^ Ginman, Karen (September 1, 2016). The Female of the Species. Booklist. Retrieved 2021-09-15.
  14. ^ "2017 Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults". Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). 2017-01-25. Retrieved 2021-09-15.
  15. ^ "The Female of the Species". Goodreads. Retrieved 2021-09-15.[self-published]

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