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From Archie to Zack (Hardcover)

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Description


An unapologetic celebration of friendship and first crushes
 
“Archie loves Zack!”
“Zack loves Archie!”
Everyone said it was so.
But Archie hasn’t told Zack yet. And Zack hasn’t told Archie. They spend just about every minute together: walking to and from school, doing science and art projects, practicing for marching band, learning to ride bikes, and so much more.
Over the course of a few months, Archie tries to write a letter to Zack to tell him how he feels: “From A to Z.” None of his drafts sound quite right, so he hides them all away. One by one, Archie’s friends (Zelda, Zinnia, and Zuzella) find the letters . . . but they know exactly whom they’re meant for.
This new picture book from Vincent X. Kirsch celebrates young, queer love in a whimsical, kid-friendly way.
 

About the Author


Vincent X. Kirsch is the author-illustrator of many books for children, including Natalie & Naughtily, as well as the illustrator of other titles, including Noah Webster and His Words. He lives in Beverly Hills, California.

Praise For…


**STARRED REVIEW** 
 

"A pure and perfect capture of first love, joyful and painful in the worries and doubt; the love on the page is so vivid it raises goosebumps of veracity and provides parents with a model to share with any child in the throes of a lasting crush." 


— School Library Journal

"This is a gentle, catchy, quick read that is sure to put a smile on the listener’s face and a request for another read-through."

— Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"[A] heartwarming, sweet-spirited story of friendship and more." 

— Booklist


Product Details
ISBN: 9781419743672
ISBN-10: 1419743678
Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: December 29th, 2020
Pages: 40

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