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I'm first and foremost a writer for kids, because I think kids are fantastic, amazing, wonderful and a whole bunch of other great things. But that doesn't mean that my stories are for kids only. Every story has a gift for the one who comes to it with an open heart, no matter that person's age.

As a person of mixed race, I often feel like that mysterious color that closes the chasm between day and night, sun and moon. It's an inky, ocean blue that makes your heart ache with the hope that there's something beyond what we can see, for as incredible as this world is, it is also full of turmoil. I try to hold both realities in my hands as I write, even as I hold both my races in my heart.
Sundee Frazier, Photo © Emerald England

Thanks for dropping by, and whether you're nine or ninety, I hope you enjoy my stories!

– Sundee

Cleo Edison Oliver: Playground Millionaire
Coming January 26, 2016!

Cleo Edison Oliver: Playground Millionaire
Arthur A. Levine Books/Scholastic Inc., 2016
Illustrations by Jennifer L. Meyer

Cleopatra Edison Oliver has great ideas and tremendous energy, just like her inspiration, the famous and brilliant businesswoman Fortune A. Davies. For a class project, Cleo comes up with her wildest idea yet: pulling teeth for a cut of her clients' Tooth Fairy money. With the help of her best friend, Caylee; a Nerf gun; her dad's tablet; and her patented Persuasion Power™; Cleo's Quick and Painless Tooth Removal Service starts to take off.

But nothing in business (or fifth grade) goes smoothly. A minor barfing incident causes Cleo to lose customers. Cleo spends so much time trying to drum up business that her friendship with Caylee suffers. And when a mean classmate makes fun of Cleo for being adopted, everything comes crashing down. Will she be able to rescue her business, salvage her friendship, and find the true secret of success?

With Cleo Edison Oliver, NOTHING is impossible!

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    Notable News:

    The first reviews for Cleo Edison Oliver are in, including a starred review from Booklist!

    Kirkus Reviews calls the book "a rare, clear-eyed view of adoption" and "a funny, compassionate tale."

    Booklist's starred review hails, "Cleo brings a welcome burst of diversity to elementary fiction, and readers will be charmed by this utterly unforgettable character."