Happy book birthday to Sylv Chiang‘s ANYONE’S GAME, illustrated by Connie Choi, the second book in the Cross Ups series publishing today with Annick Press!

From the publisher: “With its sharp dialogue and relatable characters, Anyone’s Game chronicles the ups and downs of middle school with a relevant, contemporary twist.”

Sylv Chiang is a middle grade teacher by day and a writer of middle grade fiction by night. She wrote Tournament Trouble to appeal to the students in her grade five class who are more interested in video games than books. She lives in Pickering, Ontario.

Praise for the Cross Ups series:

“A fast-paced escapade that draws real-life parallels to gaming culture.”
—Kirkus Reviews

“Realistic and relatable.” —School Library Journal