Sharon Lovejoy

Praise for Running Out of Night

by Sharon Lovejoy



2015-2016 Dorothy Canfield Fisher (DCF) Children’s Book Award Master List Selection


2015-2016 Great Stone Face Book Award Nominee,

sponsored by Children’s Librarians of New Hampshire


2014 Best Chapter Books Pick, International Reading Association


A Children’s Book Council Notable Social Studies Trade Book of the Year


A Children's Book Review Seven Middle Grade Books

for African American History Month Pick


Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Awards Nominee for 2016-2017


Grades 3-5 Reading List for New Mexico’s Land of Enchantment Book Award


“Readers will be swept up by the drama and fast pace of this powerful debut novel.” Reading Today Online, International Reading Association


“Lush, detailed, total-immersion storytelling.” –Kirkus Review


“A tense account of the perils facing those who sought freedom in the lead-up to the Civil War.” –Publisher’s Weekly


“An Underground Railroad story with a distinctive flavor.” –Booklist


“(Running out of Night) ...is a story that respects this pivotal era of American history, a story that reveals the pain, the courage, and the hope that eventually changed the world.”–Middle Shelf : Cool Reads for Kids magazine


“Rarely do page-turners written for middle-school kids also ignite excitement in adults. (A notable exception is the series of Harry Potter books.) Fewer still explore the secret sorrows of children's lives in the mid-1800s, whether enslaved or free. Running Out of Night, a debut novel from Californian Sharon Lovejoy, a veteran author-illustrator known nationally for her prizewinning nonfiction books on gardening and nature, gives you both.”–OpEd News


"A gripping historical novel . . . heart-stopping, heart-racing and eventually heart-easing.”–Library Voice


“This book would be a great addition to a classroom library, especially considering its emphases on timeless and critical topics like discrimination and prejudice.” –examiner.com, National Book Examiner


“Very different from other middle grade of YA stories I've read about slaves running during the 1800s.” – Wandering Librarian


“The rural, mid-19th-century dialect, coupled with the author's interest in ethnobotany, roots the story deeply in the houses, forests, gardens, and even streambeds of antebellum Virginia.” –School Library Journal




ISBN: (Hardcover): 978-0-385-74409-6, (Library Ed): 978-0-375-99147-9, (e-book): 978-0-385-37846-8

Title: Running Out Of Night

Author: Sharon Lovejoy

Publisher: Delacorte Press/ Penguin-Random House                                

Publication Date: November 11, 2014


Pages: 304


Price:     ( Hardcover ): $16.99

             ( Library Ed ): $19.99

             ( e-book ): $7.99

               (Paperback): $7.99