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Young Adult Library Services Assoc. Praises new YA Book

The Young Adult Library Association (YALSA) blog highlights March of the Suffragettes by Zachary Michael Jack as among theyalsa-logo most noteworthy young adult narrative nonfictions with social justice themes in recent years. Reviewer Alicia Abdul writes, “Social change starts with a step and for Rosalie Gardiner Jones who gathered a group of people to walk with her to Albany from New York City to win rights for women in the voting booth. There were many voices that contributed. Some we know well and others like Jones need accessible texts like this one that highlight the outspoken bravery it took to fight for certain rights.” Check out the full listing of recommended YA social change nonfiction from the last five years at http://www.yalsa.ala.org/thehub/2016/12/06/narrative-nonfiction-social-justice/

School Library Journal Praises New YA Book

sljournal-logoSchool Library Journal favorably reviews March of the Suffragettes by Zachary Michael Jack in their December Print Edition. Following is the text of the review:

In 1912, a well-educated woman from an established New York family led a 175-mile march from New York City to the state capitol in Albany with the goal of handing the governor a petition urging him to support voting rights for women. A trek that began with much hoopla and a huge turnout of supporters eventually came down to just Rosalie Gardiner Jones and her associates Ida Craft, Lavinia Dock, and Jessie Hardy Stubbs. They refused to be dissuaded by family members, unruly bystanders, the lack of food, and the cold weather. Their dedication to the cause was as strong as their friendship for one another, and this combination catapulted them to success. With an informal writing style, this is an engaging title that will appeal to many readers. The use of newspapers accounts of the march helps bring this event into the 21st century.” VERDICT  A fine chronicle of the early 20th-century United States and the tenacity of Rosalie Gardiner Jones.–Patricia Ann Owens, formerly at Illinois Eastern Community Colleges, Mt. Carmel.

ZMJ Reads at San Francisco Public Library; West Coast Tour

sfpl_logoA busy week of events on the West Coast for Zachary Michael Jack and March of the Suffragettes: Rosalie Gardiner Jones and the March for Voting Rights, beginning with a book-signing at Old Capitol Books in Monterey and a mid-week lecture and salon at the San Francisco Public Library.  Rosalie marches on!

New nonfiction by Zachary Michael Jack chosen as a best YA book of 2016

aba-logotypeThe American Booksellers Association included Zachary Michael Jack’s latest release March of the Suffragettes: Rosalie Gardiner Jones and the March for Voting Rights in its Best YA Books of 2016 catalog. Jack’s new nonfiction for teens, distributed nationally by Houghton-Mifflin Harcourt and Zest Books, is due for release September 27, 2016 and is available for preorder now.

The complete list of the ABA’s Best Book for Young Readers in America for 2016 may be viewed here