Varian Johnson Signs with Scholastic

Writer, Texan, and all around good guy Varian Johnson has hit the big time with his debut MG novel. “Cheryl Klein at Scholastic’s Arthur A. Levine Books imprint has bought world rights, in a pre-empt, to author Varian Johnson’s middle-grade debut, ‘Jackson Greene Steals the Election.’ Pitched as ‘Ocean’s Eleven’ for middle-schoolers, the book stars an eighth-grade reformed con artist who has to get his old crew back together to stop the school bully from winning the all-powerful SGA Presidential election, while trying to win back his ex-best friend and first crush. Sara Crowe at Harvey Klinger brokered the deal.”

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