The April 1st issue of Kirkus Reviews (no joke!) had a very nice review of S. Terrell French’s debut Operation Redwood. A snippet:
This satisfying eco-adventure stars sixth grader Julian Carter-Li, who has been left with a rich uncle in San Francisco while his mother researches in China. […] Though traditional in concept — a band of young people, a summer adventure and the timely appearance of a previously unknown relative — the absorbing third-person narrative is modernized with the inclusion of e-mails. Adults play stock roles; the focus is on the young — a group that becomes gratifyingly diverse in age as well as experience and ethnic background. A highly enjoyable read.
If you’re in the Northern California area, check out some of her upcoming appearances!