Published by Harper Collins
ISBN 10: 0062835653
Imprint: HarperCollins On Sale: 10/01/2019
Ages: 8 to 12
BISAC1: JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Parents
BISAC2: JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Bullying
BISAC3: JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship
Praise for THE OTHER, BETTER ME“The characters are well drawn and believable. Cheerful Lola’s refreshing.” ―Kirkus Reviews“Lola is a strong, grounded character who might be temporarily shaken by fears or unhappiness but finds her equilibrium with the help of her extended, intergenerational network of friends. Her involving first-person narrative reveals insecurities known to many young readers and offers insights into the meaning of family.” ―ALA Booklist
From the critically acclaimed author of Mascot comes this heartfelt novel, perfect for fans of John David Anderson and Cammie McGovern, about a girl searching for the meaning of family.
Lola and Momma have always been a team of two. It hasn’t always been easy for Lola, being one of the only kids she knows with just one parent around. And lately she’s been feeling incomplete, like there’s a part of herself that she can’t know until she knows her dad.
But what will happen—to Lola, to Momma, to their team of two—if she finds him?
Antony John was born in England and raised on a balanced diet of fish and chips, obscure British comedies, and ABBA’s Greatest Hits. In a fit of teenage rebellion, he decided to pursue a career in classical music, culminating in a BA from Oxford University and a PhD from Duke University. Along the way, he worked as an ice cream seller on a freezing English beach, a tour guide in the Netherlands, a chauffeur in Switzerland, a barista in Seattle, and a university professor. He lives in St. Louis with his family.