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Chad Lucas’s THANKS A LOT, UNIVERSE Named To Two Best Of 2021 Lists!

Chad Lucas’s debut novel, a middle grade contemporary called THANKS A LOT, UNIVERSE, has been named to Best Of 2021 lists by both School Library Journal and the New York Public Library!

School Library Journal is one of the leading sources of articles and book reviews, serving librarians and information specialists who work with children and teenagers. It has been operating for over 60 years!


The New York Public Library is one of the most established and prestigious libraries in the United States, serving New York tirelessly since its founding in 1895. Today, it has 92 locations and serves over 16 million patrons per year!


THANKS A LOT, UNIVERSE follows Brian, whose anxiety mounts as he tries to navigate the foster system, and Ezra, who’s dealing with the pressures of coming out—and the beautiful friendship that develops between them. It published this year with Abrams and has received stellar accolades, including two starred reviews from Kirkus and School Library Journal, and a Junior Library Guild Gold Standard selection. It’s also received praise from lauded authors Nic Stone and Janae Marks!


Congratulations, Chad, from all of us at McIntosh & Otis! If you haven’t already read this wonderful novel, now’s the time–get your hardcover, ebook, or audiobook copy today from your local indie or these retailers: Abrams, Barnes & Noble, Bookshop.org, IndieBound, Target.


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