I'm thrilled to share the cover for The Prettiest (for ages 10-14, out in April 2020), designed by the brilliant Cassie Gonzales and created by the phenomenal artist Anjali Mehta . I can't thank them enough for their beautiful work.
In The Prettiest, an anonymously written list announcing the “Top 50 Prettiest Girls” in the eighth grade has thrown Ford Middle School into chaos. “Number one,” the painfully shy Eve, can no longer disappear into her poetry with her newfound celebrity status; “Number two,” popular perfectionist Sophie, desperately wants to be number one; and Nessa, who is not on the list, defies all the shame she’s told to feel. The three girls, soon joined by classmates, attempt to uncover the writer of the list and, in the process, band together in the face of cruelty and superficiality.
About Artist Anjalia Mehta:
Anjali is an illustrator and graphic designer with a flare for fashion. Shuffling between New Delhi and Mumbai, the NIFT alumnae, formerly associated with Good earth and Grazia India, is now working as an independent artist. She loves to paint, which is part of her illustration style and reflects in all her artworks. Her work is bold, rendered in monochromes and complimentary colours.
About Designer Cassie Gonzales:
Cassie is a book cover designer based in Brooklyn, New York. She graduated with a BFA in Communications Design with a focus in Graphic Design from Pratt Institute. She's currently working as an Associate Designer at FSG Young Readers / Roaring Brook Press at Macmillan Children's.