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A BIT ABOUT ME
Called "a master storyteller" by Kirkus Reviews, Chantel Acevedo is the author of Love and Ghost Letters (St. Martin's Press), winner of the Latino International Book Award; A Falling Star (Carolina Wren Press), winner of the Doris Bakwin Award, The Distant Marvels (Europa Editions), which was a finalist for the 2016 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, and most recently, The Living Infinite (Europa Editions), hailed by Booklist as a "vivid and enthralling tale of love and redemption." Her essays have appeared in Vogue and Real Simple, among others. MUSE SQUAD: THE CASSANDRA CURSE, Acevedo's new middle grade series (called "Riveting and suspenseful" by School Library Journal) was published by Balzer + Bray in 2020. She is Professor of English at the University of Miami, where she directs the MFA program.
Photography by Belkis Lora
Callie Martinez-Silva didn’t mean to turn her best friend into a pop star. But when a simple pep talk leads to miraculous results, Callie learns she’s the newest muse of epic poetry, one of
the nine muses of Greek mythology, tasked with protecting humanity’s fate in secret.
Whisked away to muse headquarters, she joins three recruits her age, who call themselves the Muse Squad. Together, the junior muses use their magic to inspire and empower—not an easy feat when you’re eleven and still figuring out the goddess within.
When their first assignment turns out to be Callie’s exceptionally nerdy classmate Maya Rivero, the squad comes to Miami to stay with Callie and her Cuban family. There, they discover that Maya doesn’t just need inspiration, she needs saving from vicious Sirens out to unleash a
curse that will corrupt her destiny.
As chaos erupts, will the Muse Squad be able to master their newfound powers in time to thwart the Cassandra Curse . . . or will it undo them all?
Published by BALZER +BRAY, MY DEBUT MIDDLE GRADE NOVEL is here!
MUSE SQUAD: THE CASSANDRA CURSE
You can order today from your favorite bookstore, Amazon, or wherever books are sold.
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