Claudia Mills is pleased to announce the fall publication of her middle grade novel, One Square Inch (Farrar, Straus & Giroux), ages 12 and up, a Junior Library Guild selection.
Cooper’s grandfather gives him and his little sister, Carly, deeds to square inches of land in the Yukon. Carly uses them to invent her own imaginary kingdom of Inchland—far away from the silence of their home, where their single mother stays in bed all day. When their mom comes out of her season of sadness bursting with sometimes-frightening energy, Carly retreats into Inchland while sixth-grader Cooper tries to control the chaos. But can Cooper really keep Carly—and himself—safe?
Claudia is the author of numerous books for children, including How Oliver Olson Changed the World and The Totally Made-up Civil War Diary of Amanda MacLeish.
How Oliver Olson Changed the World, published in spring 2010, is being translated into Korean and Japanese. Claudia lives in Boulder, CO, where she is an associate professor of philosophy at the University of Colorado.