Happy Monday and welcome to my stop on the Cub blog tour!! I’m so excited to shine a spotlight on this great book today! Read on to find out more about Cub and Cynthia L. Copeland!
Cub by Cynthia L. Copeland
Published by Algonquin Young Readers on January 7, 2020
Genres: Middle Grade, Historical Fiction, Graphic Novels
Twelve-year-old Cindy has just dipped a toe into seventh-grade drama—with its complicated friendships, bullies, and cute boys—when she earns an internship as a cub reporter at a local newspaper in the early 1970s. A (rare) young female reporter takes Cindy under her wing, and Cindy soon learns not only how to write a lede, but also how to respectfully question authority, how to assert herself in a world run by men, and—as the Watergate scandal unfolds—how brave reporting and writing can topple a corrupt world leader. Searching for her own scoops, Cindy doesn’t always get it right, on paper or in real life. But whether she’s writing features about ghost hunters, falling off her bicycle and into her first crush, or navigating shifting friendships, Cindy grows wiser and more confident through every awkward and hilarious mistake.
Cynthia (“Cindy”) L. Copeland is the New York Times best-selling, award-winning author/illustrator of more than 25 books for adults and children. She has sold over a million books in seven languages and her books have been recommended by Oprah, Regis Philbin, Ann Landers, and the hosts of Good Morning America. In 2011, she became Coca-Cola’s “spokesmom” for the company’s Family Night program. Before her first book was published at age 29, Cindy worked as an editor and as a newspaper journalist. She’s a graduate of Smith College.
Cindy lives in rural New Hampshire with her family. She is represented by Dan Lazar at Writers House.