Not a Unicorn Book Launch with Dana Middleton

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Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - 6:00pm
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Middle school is hard enough without being a unicorn!

Not a Unicorn book cover

Celebrate the unique magic of YOU with the newest book by Dana Middleton, Not a Unicorn. 

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About Not a Unicorn: Jewel's your average eighth grader. Awkward relationship with a cute boy, ex-BFFs with a popular girl, mom issues at home. You've read it all before. Except for one thing: Jewel has a unicorn horn on her head.
(Okay, and one other thing, but it's just too weird to mention here!)
Jewel tries to stay invisible at school, looking forward to the day when she can finally leave her small town behind, making art with her fellow weirdos, and obsessively reading graphic novels with her best friends. But when she's selected to represent her school at the regional French speaking competition, she decides she's had enough of the shy life. The horn needs to come off.
What happens when you have the ability to become the girl you've always wanted to be? When you don't know your true self, how do you know your true friends? What happens when everything in your life--your biggest struggle, your greatest joy, and your dearest friends--all combine in one calamitous adventure?
With a sparkle of magic, a treasure trove of true determination, and help from all her friends both real and invisible, Jewel just might survive this year with her heart--and her head--intact.

Dana Middleton author photo provided by author

About the author: Dana Middleton is the author of the middle grade novels The Infinity Year of Avalon James and Open If You Dare, and the non-fiction reference book The Young American’s Unofficial Guide to the Very British World of Harry Potter. Her latest book, Not a Unicorn, is published by Chronicle Books. She grew up in Georgia but lives in Los Angeles. You can visit her online at

SKU: 9781797203058a
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