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Minnesota author writes new American Girl books

American Girl this month debuted its 2015 Girl of the Year named Grace Thomas and the author of the 2015 books is Mary Casanova from Rainier. Casanova wrote "Grace," "Grace Stirs It Up" and "Grace Makes it Great." Casanova introduces girls to an ...

American Girl this month debuted its 2015 Girl of the Year named Grace Thomas and the author of the 2015 books is Mary Casanova from Rainier.

Casanova wrote "Grace," "Grace Stirs It Up" and "Grace Makes it Great." Casanova introduces girls to an inventive, enthusiastic 9-year-old girl who is full of big ideas. A planner at heart, Grace finds the courage to step outside her comfort zone during a trip to Paris that broadens her perspective and challenges her to do new things. Back home, Grace uses her newfound courage and culinary skills to start her own French baking business with her two best friends.

Casanova has written more than 30 books, from picture books to young-adult novels. her books earned numerous awards, including the American Library Association (ALA) Notable, ALA Quick Pick for Young Adult Reluctant reads and Parents' Choice Gold Award.

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