Thursday, July 27, 2017

Seven top YA books that reimagine existing cities

At the BN Teen blog Sarah Hannah Gómez tagged seven books that reimagine existing cities or countries, including:

The Kingdom of Little Wounds, by Susann Cokal, is not for anyone who faints at the sight of blood or a pimple popping, but it is a fascinating take on medieval politics and “medicine.” A king deteriorates, a maid misses her home in Africa, and a seamstress worries about her place in the social hierarchy after pricking the queen’s finger. You may not recognize the particular physical setting, but students of European history will find a lot to dig into with royal history and Scandinavian cultures.
Read about another entry on the list.

Writers Read: Susann Cokal (October 2013).

--Marshal Zeringue