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Daniel José Older

Biography

Daniel José Older

Daniel José Older is the New York Times bestselling author of the Middle Grade historical fantasy series Dactyl Hill Squad, the Bone Street Rumba urban fantasy series, STAR WARS: LAST SHOT, and the award winning Young Adult series the Shadowshaper Cypher, which won the International Latino Book Award and was shortlisted for the Kirkus Prize in Young Readers’ Literature, the Andre Norton Award, the Locus, the Mythopoeic Award and named one of Esquire’s 80 Books Every Person Should Read. You can find his thoughts on writing, read dispatches from his decade-long career as an NYC paramedic and hear his music at http://danieljoseolder.net/, on youtube and @djolder on twitter.

Daniel José Older

Books by Daniel José Older

by Daniel José Older - Adventure, Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fiction

It's 1863 and dinosaurs roam the streets of New York as the Civil War rages between raptor-mounted armies down South. Magdalys and her friends from the Colored Orphan Asylum are on a field trip when a number of their fellow orphans are kidnapped by an evil magistrate, Richard Riker. Magdalys and her friends flee to Brooklyn and settle in the Dactyl Hill neighborhood, where black and brown New Yorkers have set up an independent community. Together with the Vigilance Committee, they train to fly on dactylback, discover new friends and amazing dinosaurs and plot to take down Riker.