Kosoko Jackson is a vocal champion of diversity in YA literature, the author of YA novels featuring African American queer protagonists, and a sensitivity reader for Big Five Publishers. Professionally, he is a digital media manager for a major nonprofit organization, and a freelance political journalist. He has also recently taken the position as Social Media Manager for Foreshadow: A Serial YA Anthology, through 2019 Occasionally, his personal essays and short stories have been featured on Medium, Thought Catalog, The Advocate, and some literary magazines. When not writing YA novels that champion holistic representation of black queer youth across genres, he can be found obsessing over movies, drinking his (umpteenth) London Fog, or spending far too much time on Twitter. His debut #ownvoices Historical Thriller, A PLACE FOR WOLVES, will be published by SourceBooks Fire, April 2nd, 2019.
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe meets Code Name Verity in this extraordinary thriller from a breakout #ownvoices author
James Mills is used to being in different countries – Egypt, Russia, Kenya – he’s had some tense experiences in all of these foreign landscapes, thanks to his parents’ jobs. But this time is different. Now that his sister is in college, he’s stuck in a country he hates with no one to share the experiences with.
Enter Tomas. Falling for him is unexpected and amazing, and helps James dismiss some of growing dissent bubbling to the surface. But when long running tensions explode, war erupts, and James and Tomas are faced with devastating violence, pain, and cruelty. Separated from their parents, their only hope is to make the treacherous journey to the US Embassy. They can only rely on each other, and they’ll have to decide how far they’re willing to go – and who they’re willing to become – in order to survive.
• A debut author to watch: Kosoko Jackson is a talented debut with a terrific platform and strong connections to the bookseller, librarian, and young adult communities
• Thrilling Story: A survival story that will keep you on the edge of your seat as these two boys fight for their lives
• Compelling Characters: James and Tomas are characters you can’t help but root for as you watch them fall in love, and then struggle to survive
On Sale Date: April 2, 2019 – Source Books