TOUR SCHEDULE: Ellen Outside the Lines by A.J. Sass

Hello everyone! We are so excited to announce the tour schedule for Ellen Outside the Lines by A.J. Sass.

March 21st
unconventional Quirky BibliophileReview & Mood Board
Kait Plus BooksReview & Mood Board

March 22nd
Sadie’s SpotlightPromotional Post
Melancholic BlitheReview, Mood Board
Rajiv’s ReviewsReview

March 23rd
Nine Bookish LivesPromotional Post
The Bookwyrm’s DenReview

March 24th
Not In JerseyReview
Paiges of Novels15 Reactions While Reading Ellen Outside the Lines

March 25th
Twirling Book PrincessPromotional Post
Jen Jen ReviewsReview

March 26th
Rampant Reading ReviewsPromotional Post
Boys’ Mom Reads!Review
LellieReadsReview

March 27th
Stuck in FictionPromotional Post
the nutty bookworm reads alotReview

March 21st
tbrandbeyondPromotional Post
quirkybibliophileBlogger’s Choice

March 22nd
curiouskitreadsTop 5 Reasons to Read Ellen Outside the Lines
fangirlpixiebooksPromotional Post
rajivsreviewsBlogger’s Choice

March 23rd
ninebookishlivesBlogger’s Choice

March 24th
djreadsbooksPromotional Post
notinjerseyBlogger’s Choice
paiges_of_novelsBlogger’s Choice

March 25th
justa.gal.andherbooksReview
jenjenreviewsBlogger’s Choice

March 26th
mellasmusingsReview & Favorite Quotes
rampant_readingBlogger’s Choice
lelliereadsBlogger’s Choice

March 27th
writingrosereadsReview
lilly_sreadsPromotional Post

Genre: Middle Grade Contemporary
Publishing date: March 22nd, 2022

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Synopsis:

Rain Reign meets Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World in this heartfelt novel about a neurodivergent thirteen-year-old navigating changing friendships, a school trip, and expanding horizons.

Thirteen-year-old Ellen Katz feels most comfortable when her life is well planned out and people fit neatly into her predefined categories. She attends temple with Abba and Mom every Friday and Saturday. Ellen only gets crushes on girls, never boys, and she knows she can always rely on her best-and-only friend, Laurel, to help navigate social situations at their private Georgia middle school. Laurel has always made Ellen feel like being autistic is no big deal. But lately, Laurel has started making more friends, and cancelling more weekend plans with Ellen than she keeps. A school trip to Barcelona seems like the perfect place for Ellen to get their friendship back on track.  Except it doesn’t. Toss in a new nonbinary classmate whose identity has Ellen questioning her very binary way of seeing the world, homesickness, a scavenger hunt-style team project that takes the students through Barcelona to learn about Spanish culture and this trip is anything but what Ellen planned.

Making new friends and letting go of old ones is never easy, but Ellen might just find a comfortable new place for herself if she can learn to embrace the fact that life doesn’t always stick to a planned itinerary.

A. J. Sass (he/they) is an author, editor, and competitive figure skater who is interested in how intersections of identity, neurodiversity, and allyship can impact story narratives. He is the author of Ana on the Edge, a Booklist Editors’ Choice 2020 and ALA 2021 Rainbow Book List Top 10 for Young Readers selection, and Ellen Outside the Lines (Little, Brown, 2022), the co-author of Camp QUILTBAG* with Nicole Melleby (Algonquin, 2023), as well as a contributor to the This Is Our Rainbow: 16 Stories of Her, Him, Them, and Us (Knopf) and Allies: Real Talk about Showing Up, Screwing Up, and Trying Again (DK US & UK) anthologies. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his boyfriend and two cats who act like dogs.

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