Oct 6, 2020
Linda Sue Park (@LindaSuePark
PRAIRIE LOTUS and GURPLE AND PREEN. Linda Sue’s newest middle grade
novel, PRAIRIE LOTUS, takes place in Dakota Territory in the 1880s.
Fans of Laura Ingalls Wilder will note that this is the same time
and location of LITTLE TOWN ON THE PRAIRIE. That isn’t by
coincidence. Linda Sue was also an emphatic fan of Wilder’s LITTLE
HOUSE books and would often imagine herself in the world of those
stories. This was a world, though, that would have harshly rejected
Linda Sue and her family. In a novel nearly a lifetime in the
making, Linda Sue shares how she reconciled her childhood love of
an iconic book series with a need to hear the voices who were
silenced throughout Wilder’s writings. In Park’s words, “All kids
need books about all
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