Summer 2020 Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Catalog
Ages: 9 - 13
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TitleGenesis Begins Again
AuthorWilliams, Alicia D.
Illustrator
ImprintAtheneum Books for Young Readers
SubformatMiddle-Grade Fiction
Category Full 1JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes/Prejudice & Racism
ISBN-139781481465816
On Sale08/18/20
Title StatusNYP
US Price$8.99
CDN Price$11.99
Pages384
“Reminiscent of Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye.” —The New York Times
“One of the best books I have ever read…will live in the hearts of readers for the rest of their lives.” —Colby Sharp, founder of Nerdy Book Club
“An emotional, painful, yet still hopeful adolescent journey…one that needed telling.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“I really loved this.” —Sharon M. Draper, author of the New York Times bestseller Out of My Mind

This deeply sensitive and “compelling” (BCCB) debut novel tells the story of a thirteen-year-old who must overcome internalized racism and a verbally abusive family to finally learn to love herself.
TitleDouble Cross
AuthorMcMullen, Beth
Illustrator
ImprintAladdin
SubformatMiddle-Grade Fiction
Category Full 1JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure/General
ISBN-139781481490276
On Sale07/14/20
Title StatusNYP
US Price$7.99
CDN Price$10.99
Pages288
Shannon Hale’s Princess Academy meets Stu Gibbs’s Spy School series in the third book in the Mrs. Smith’s Spy School for Girls series.
TitleMrs. Smith's Spy School for Girls Complete Collection
AuthorMcMullen, Beth
Illustrator
ImprintAladdin
SubformatBoxed Set
Category Full 1JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure/General
ISBN-139781534452640
On Sale08/04/20
Title StatusNYP
US Price$23.99
CDN Price$32.99
Pages912
“Fast-paced, intriguing.” —Kirkus Reviews
“A celebration of friendship and girl power.” —School Library Journal

Twelve-year-old Abigail discovers her elite boarding school is a top international spy ring and embarks on a quest to be a spy-in-training in this series that’s perfect for fans of Stuart Gibbs’s Spy School and Shannon Hale’s Princess Academy!
TitleBorn Just Right
AuthorReeves, Jordan
Illustrator
ImprintAladdin
SubformatMiddle-Grade Nonfiction
Category Full 1JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography/General
ISBN-139781534428393
On Sale06/09/20
Title StatusNYP
US Price$7.99
CDN Price$10.99
Pages160
From tween advocate for limb difference and founder of Project Unicorn Jordan Reeves and her mom, Jen, comes an inspiring memoir about how every kid is perfect just the way they are.
TitleNever Caught, the Story of Ona Judge
AuthorDunbar, Erica Armstrong
Illustrator
ImprintAladdin
SubformatMiddle-Grade Nonfiction
Category Full 1JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places/United States/African American
ISBN-139781534416185
On Sale05/19/20
Title StatusNYP
US Price$8.99
CDN Price$11.99
Pages272
“A brilliant work of US history.” —School Library Journal (starred review)
“Gripping.” —BCCB (starred review)
“Accessible…Necessary.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

A National Book Award Finalist for Nonfiction, Never Caught is the eye-opening narrative of Ona Judge, George and Martha Washington’s runaway slave, who risked everything for a better life—now available as a young reader’s edition!