The Splintered Light by Ginger Johnson is here! The Splintered Light follows Ishmael (who lives in a black and white world) who is prompted to leave his farm when he sees a spectrum of color. He wonders if his absent brother might hold some answers, so he goes on a journey, eventually locating Luc in the Hall of Hue, working to become a Color Keeper. In his black and white world, could Ishmael become a Color Keeper, too? This will hit the mark for fans of The Giver. Don’t believe me? Look at all the shiny blurbs!
“A deep dive into a world-within-a-world, a heart-within-a-heart.” —Kathi Appelt, Newbery Honor winner and National Book Award finalist
“Johnson takes a familiar coming-of-age arc and wraps it in a gorgeously built world that asks readers to plumb the nature of creation.”—Kirkus
“The joys of the senses and the glories of creation shine in this radiant debut.” —Julie Berry, Printz Honor author of The Passion of Dolssa
“Ginger Johnson’s debut is as vibrant as the colors her characters wield in this novel about creativity, collaboration, and creation.” —Megan Frazer Blakemore, author of The Water Castle and The Firefly Cod
You can join Ginger at lots of places, this fall! See: