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* "This vibrant, intergenerational tale is nothing short of magical." ~ Kirkus, starred (full review here)

* "Like surviving a lightning strike, this book is rare and i ncredible. VERDICT The diverse characters, heartbreaking events, and historical and present-day backdrops are excellently executed. Highly recommended." – School Library Journal, starred


 "Readers will appreciate how this story comes full circle, and many may find themselves wiping away tears. ~ Publisher's Weekly (full review here)

"Resau’s writing is lyrical, her characters rich, and the mystery of Esma and Teo’s story is as mesmerizing for readers as it is for young Matteo. The Lightning Queen is full of sorrow but also possibility and great wisdom. It shines a light on two historically misunderstood, mistreated cultures typically overlooked in most literature. It is a masterful and moving story with the hopeful message that, with a kindred spirit by one’s side, nothing is impossible." — VOYA 5Q 4 P

* "A celebration of culture and history, The Lightning Queen is a heartwarming, lyrical and inspiring tale of love, redemption and overcoming adversity. --Kyla Paterno, reviewer for Shelf Awareness, starred


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