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Ghosts, Toast, and Other Hazards by Susan Tan

Hello! Happy, happy Saturday! I am HONORED and THRILLED to welcome back Dr. Susan Tan to Watch. Connect. Read. to celebrate Ghosts, Toast, and Other Hazards . We discussed Cornelia Li, Mallory Grigg, Bruce Springsteen, Mo, Uncle Ray, elephants, and more. I wrote the words in purple, and Dr. Susan Tan wrote the words in black . Congratulations!  Cornelia Li’s cover illustration and Mallory Grigg’s cover design for Ghosts, Toast, and Other Hazards blows my mind any time I look at it! I couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful cover – I think it captures the feel of the book so well. I especially love Maudie (the ghost elephant), and how prominently she features on the cover. Ghosts, Toast, and Other Hazards tells the story of twelve year old Mo, a middle schooler, who has to move in with her great-uncle Ray in a small town, along with her mom and younger sister, after a family upheaval. Mo struggles with anxiety, and takes it upon herself to keep her family safe from all dangers (hen

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