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Under a Painted Sky (Paperback)

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From the author of Outrun the Moon, Stacey Lee's debut novel is a powerful story about love, friendship, and sacrifice. Perfect for fans of Code Name Verity. 

“This moving novel will captivate you.”—Buzzfeed.com  

All Samantha wanted was to move back to New York and pursue her music, which was difficult enough being a Chinese girl in Missouri, 1849. Then her fate takes a turn for the worse after a tragic accident leaves her with nothing and she breaks the law in self-defense. With help from Annamae, a runaway slave she met at the scene of her crime, the two flee town for the unknown frontier.
    But life on the Oregon Trail is unsafe for two girls. Disguised as Sammy and Andy, two boys heading for the California gold rush, each search for a link to their past and struggle to avoid any unwanted attention. Until they merge paths with a band of cowboys turned allies, and Samantha can’t stop herself from falling for one. But the law is closing in on them and new setbacks come each day, and the girls will quickly learn there are not many places one can hide on the open trail.         

Winner of the SCBWI Crystal Kite Award 
An ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults Pick
An Amelia Bloomer Book 

About the Author


Stacey Lee (www.staceyhlee.com) is a fourth generation Chinese-American. A southern California native, she graduated from UCLA and got her law degree at UC Davis King Hall. Now, she plays classical piano, raises children, and writes YA fiction. Stacey lives outside San Francisco, California. Follow her on Twitter: @staceyleeauthor

Praise For…


Winner of the SCBWI Crystal Kite Award 
An ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults Pick
An Amelia Bloomer Book 


“Debut author Stacey Lee successfully rides onto the range with this sweeping, warmhearted tale.”—The Chicago Tribune
 
“A much needed multicultural look at the Oregon Trail, with resourceful, smart, and brave Chinese American and African American girls as main characters. High drama, tension, romantic longings, and touches of humor will entice historical fiction fans.”—School Library Journal
 
“This moving novel will captivate you.”—Buzzfeed.com 
 
*“Emotionally resonant and not without humor, this impressive debut about survival and connection, resourcefulness and perseverance will keep readers on the very edges of their seats.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
 
“A great fit for fans of historical adventure with a touch of romance.”—Booklist
 
*“A story that distinguishes itself by integrating strands of Chinese lore and wisdom, Christianity, and music with themes of friendship, diversity, and survival.”—Publisher’s Weekly, starred review
 
“Get ready to fall in love with this one.” – Bustle.com
 
“A solid, entertaining read.”—Tor.com
 
“A beautifully narrated story about first loves, unbreakable friendships and family found in unlikely strangers.”—BookPage 


Product Details
ISBN: 9780147511843
ISBN-10: 0147511844
Publisher: Speak
Publication Date: March 1st, 2016
Pages: 384
Language: English