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All The Greys on Greene Street

Accolades for All The Greys on Greene Street

A New York Times Best Book of the Year

A Wall Street Journal Best Book of the Year 

A Chicago Public Library Best Book of the Year

A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year

A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year

A Junior Library Guild Selection

An ALA Notable Book

An Edgar Award Nominee

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Rebecca Stead, Newbery Award-winning author of When You Reach Me

"I absolutely loved All the Greys on Greene Street. It’s a dazzling debut novel about resilience, courage, home and family."

Tae Keller, author of The Science of Breakable Things

“This is a beautiful book—a love letter to art, friendship, and family. I devoured it.”

The Wall Street Journal

"Ms. Tucker summons a distinctive world, exploring the pull of artistic expression through idiosyncratic characters who are both fresh and believable. She has transformed difficulty into beauty, which, as Apollo remarks, may be “exactly what art is.”


"There is a beguiling naturalness to Tucker’s depiction of Ollie and her troubles. . . . Perhaps the most lovely element of the book is the infusion of art. All the Greys on Greene Street is a poignant and well-structured debut novel that’s sure to satisfy young readers."

Patricia Reilly Giff, Newbery Honor author of Lily's Crossing and Pictures of Hollis Woods

“A truly wonderful book about art and mystery, friendships and family. You are bound to fall in love with Ollie and you’ll long remember her story.”

Jack Cheng, award-winning author of See You In the Cosmos

"I’m not sure how its quiet power works, but it works; I stand in front of it, and I’m breathless."

Wendy Mass, New York Times bestselling author of The Candymakers

“Skillfully grounded in time and place, full of colorful characters and pearls of wisdom, Ollie’s story shows how it’s possible to save ourselves when the people around us can’t.”

Publishers Weekly

starred review

"Tucker skillfully balances themes of mental illness, friendship, and creativity under tough circumstances in her memorable debut."

Austin American-Statesman, Summer Reading Your Kid Might Actually Want to Do

"A beautiful, absorbing read."

Buffalo News

"Extraordinary debut novel set against the gritty backdrop of New York City in the 1980s. . . . Tucker is a wonderful writer, and Olympia is a wonderful narrative voice."
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