Outrun the Moon by Stacey Lee
Published by G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: May 24th 2016
Purchase Links Amazon~ B&N~ Indiebound~ Books, Inc
From the author of the critically acclaimed Under a Painted Sky, an unforgettable story of determination set against a backdrop of devastating tragedy.
San Francisco, 1906: Fifteen-year-old Mercy Wong is determined to break from the poverty in Chinatown, and an education at St. Clare’s School for Girls is her best hope. Although St. Clare’s is off-limits to all but the wealthiest white girls, Mercy gains admittance through a mix of cunning and a little bribery, only to discover that getting in was the easiest part. Not to be undone by a bunch of spoiled heiresses, Mercy stands strong—until disaster strikes.
On April 18, an historic earthquake rocks San Francisco, destroying Mercy’s home and school. With martial law in effect, she is forced to wait with her classmates for their families in a temporary park encampment. Mercy can't sit by while they wait for the Army to bring help. Fires might rage, and the city may be in shambles, yet Mercy still has the 'bossy' cheeks that mark her as someone who gets things done. But what can one teenaged girl do to heal so many suffering in her broken city?
Breakout author Stacey Lee masterfully crafts another remarkable novel set against a unique historical backdrop. Strong-willed Mercy Wong leads a cast of diverse characters in this extraordinary tale of survival.
I am THRILLED beyond belief to be sharing the details of Stacey Lee’s PREORDER CAMPAIGN for Outrun the Moon! Historical fiction? Diversity? Spunky heroines? SIGN ME UP!
Now, without further ado…Stacey, take it away!
I’m thrilled to share with you the details of the OUTRUN THE MOON preorder campaign. I’ve been busy at work, making PEACOCK FASCINATORS! Each one is unique, and made from a combination of peacock feathers, beads, rhinestones, sequins and/or Swarovski crystals. The peacock is the symbol for the St. Clare’s school, because as Headmistress Crouch puts it, “they are the envy of all other birds.”
To get yours, send the following to OTMpreorders@gmail.com:
1. Proof of purchase (screenshot of receipt or photocopy)
2. Your complete address (US and Canada only)
Please note, your book must be purchased by 5/31/16 to qualify. Also, I only made 100 peacock fascinators and once they’re gone, they’re gone!
You can pre-order a PERSONALIZED SIGNED COPY
, through Books, Inc. (order by May 25, 2016; all orders will be shipped May 27-28, 2016).
Also, make sure to stay tuned for details on how you can win the following:
1) a WEEKEND IN SAN FRANCISCO
2) a HAND KNIT ST. CLARE’S SHAWL
3) a SHOW ME SAN FRANCISCO giveaway.
No purchase necessary, and these THREE giveaways are open to all (though transportation is not provided).
How incredible is this preorder campaign everyone? I know that I want a peacock fascinator! Don’t you? Here’s a picture of one of Stacey’s fans modeling a purple one that is sure to convince you to preorder 🙂
And yes, you did read the bottom of the preorder campaign correctly! Stacey and Penguin are putting together three giveaways in honor of Outrun the Moon’s release, and trust me, you’re NOT going to want to miss out. I personally can attest that it’s the biggest giveaway I’ve ever seen, and I am incredibly jealous of the future winner. 😉
The details aren’t ready to be released for those giveaways yet, but stay tuned- I’ll be sharing all of the details with you soon!
So…how about it? Will you be preordering Outrun the Moon? I certainly hope so!!!
Make sure to tweet Stacey
and let her know how excited you are for Outrun the moon!