Fall 2018

Open Mic Night at Westminster Cemetery

  • Interest Level: Grade 8 - Grade 12   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 6

When Lacy wakes up dead in Westminster Cemetery, final resting place of Edgar Allan Poe, she's confused. It's the job of Sam, a young soldier who died in 1865, to teach her the rules of the afterlife and to warn her about Suppression--a punishment worse than death.

Lacy desperately wants to leave the cemetery and find out how she died, but every soul is obligated to perform a job. Given the task of providing entertainment, Lacy proposes an open mic, which becomes a chance for the cemetery's residents to express themselves. But Lacy is in for another shock when surprising and long-buried truths begin to emerge.

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Interest Level Grade 8 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 6
BISACS YAF047030, YAF021000, YAF027010
Genre Fiction, Young Adult
Copyright 2018
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Carolrhoda Lab ™
Language English
Number of Pages 272
Publication Date 2018-09-01
ISBN 9781512465310, 9781541523777
Title Format Trade Hardcover, Multi-user ebook
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 5.5 x 8.25
Lexile 800
Features Author/Illustrator biography and Reviewed


Kirkus Reviews

“[B]lends prose with stage directions for a hybrid structure. The resulting alchemy capitalizes on the strengths of both media to create a unique, fully-realized world. . . . Quoth the Raven, ‘Encore.’”—Kirkus Reviews

Gareth Hinds

“Full of heart, honesty, and Poe-etry, with just a dash of the macabre. You’ll love the deceased residents of Westminster Cemetery—and not just the famous one.”—Gareth Hinds, author-illustrator of the graphic novel POE: Stories and Poems

Author: Mary Amato

Mary Amato is an award-winning children's and YA book author, songwriter, and poet who lives in Maryland. Her books have been translated into foreign languages, optioned for television, and produced onstage.