Everything I Know About Zombies, I Learned in Kindergarten (Kobo eBook)

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Finalist for Foreword Reviews' IndieFab Novel of the Year for Multicultural fiction and Horror. Even before the apocalypse, nine-year-old Letitia Johnson's life had never been simple. Shuttled from foster home to foster home in the impoverished neighborhood of Mott Haven, it was all she could do to keep track of her little sister. When the apocalypse came, she tried to keep her sister's kindergarten safe by locking them all in a tiny school bathroom, hiding while they waited for a rescue that never came. For five days, they hid. They hid while their teachers were being eaten, while their classmates were being killed. They hid while the Bronx was being evacuated. Now, there's no one left to help them. There's no place left to hide. It's just her, one ax, twelve kindergarteners, twelve garden stakes, and a will to live. While the cast of this novel is primarily children, the book is intended for adults and contains material unsuitable for younger readers. " A book for adults (don't, please, give it to your nine-year-old) about children, written largely from a child's viewpoint, that is not at all childish. ... An extremely satisfying book, driven by strong characterisation and total immersion in the experiences of those characters. ...One to read, even if you're not a zombie lover." -- Heroines of Fantasy "Five stars. A fresh look at the very popular zombie genre ... a well written story on top of a new vision of the zombie book. Make no mistake, this isn't a children's book about zombies. It's violent, graphic and more of a horror novel than anything else. The children might even make the story more tense, as the natural instinct to protect your children floats in the back of your mind. This is definitely a book to join some of the classic zombie novels." -- San Francisco Book Review "Five stars. A stellar addition to the zombie genre, at once page-turning and lyrical ... the portrayal of kids in this situation could have veered towards sentimentality, but it doesn't, so Williams' apocalypse is both more harrowing, and more human ... there is plenty here to satisfy genre lovers, which is a testament to how well it straddles the line between gory genre and literature". -- SPR "If you like horror and you're looking for something new, this is undoubtedly it. I applaud Williams for the excellent new spin he's put on the zombie genre. -- African-American Literary Bookclub A daring but cruel novel featuring young black and Hispanic protagonists, Everything I Know About Zombies, I Learned in Kindergarten is knife-edge suspenseful, terrifyingly vicious, and will keep the reader on the edge of their seat to the very end. -- Midwest Book Review

Product Details
ISBN-13: 9780990853312
Publisher: Mott Haven Books
Publication Date: October 5th, 2014