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Mary Rand Hess

Biography

Mary Rand Hess

Mary Rand Hess is a poet, screenwriter, editor and author of several books, including ANIMAL ARK: CELEBRATING OUR WIDE WORLD IN POETRY AND PICTURES (National Geographic, 2017), which she coauthored with Deanna Nikaido and Newbery Medalist Kwame Alexander.

Mary Rand Hess

Books by Mary Rand Hess

Kwame Alexander with Mary Rand Hess - Coming of Age, Contemporary Fiction, Family, Fiction, Friendship, Social Issues, Young Adult 12+

Blade Morrison knows the life of a rock star isn’t really about the glitz and glamour. Nothing can’t make up for the scathing tabloid covers or the fact that his father is struggling with just about every addiction under the sun. Now, Blade is left to figure out life with the help of his mentor, Robert, his girlfriend Chapel, and his music. But when he discovers a deeply protected family secret, Blade decides the only way he will understand his past and begin his future is to find out the truth behind the music and himself.