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CURSED is the 2020

Schneider Family Book Award winner!


An #ownvoices YA debut.


14 year old Erica "Ricky" Bloom, is newly diagnosed with a painful chronic illness and pretty pissed off about it. Her body hurts constantly, her family’s a mess and the boy she’s crushing on seems completely clueless. The best coping mechanisms she can come up with are cursing and cutting school. But when her truancy is discovered she must struggle to catch up in school to avoid a far worse horror: repeating ninth grade.

 Charlesbridge Teen, June 25, 2019

Check out the official CURSED trailer!

CURSED video series

Learn about how the book came to be and explore various themes/topics in the story. Writing prompts in videos 2 & 3 Enjoy!

Click above for a super-card game based on the novel, developed by Nashville public librarian, Jessie Meyer!

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