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Wing Jones

By Katherine Webber

Debut novel about a mixed-race family hit by tragedy in 90s Atlanta from a talented young writer.

For fans of David Levithan, Jandy Nelson and Rainbow Rowell: a sweeping story about love and family from an exceptional new voice in YA. With a grandmother from China and another from Ghana, fifteen-year-old Wing Jones is often caught between worlds. But when tragedy strikes, Wing discovers a talent for running she never knew she had. Wing's speed could bring her family everything it needs. It could also stop Wing getting the one thing she wants.

  • Tackles key themes of female friendship and family, as well as offering positive representations of diversity and girls doing sport.
  • Katherine Webber works at BookTrust on programmes including YALC and the Letterbox Club.
  • Supported by a major publicity and marketing campaign, including sampling, teen media partnerships, and blogger and social outreach and events.

About the author

Katherine Webber was born in Southern California. She studied Chinese literature and language at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and comparative literature at the University of California, Davis. She has lived and worked in Hong Kong, Hawaii and Atlanta. She currently lives in London with her husband, where she works for the reading charity BookTrust. Travel, books and eating out are her favourite indulgences. She also spends far too much time on Twitter. Come and say hello to her @kwebberwrites. Wing Jones is her first novel.

ISBN: 9781406369090
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: March 1, 2017
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 384pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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