Worth a Thousand Words (Hardcover)

By Brigit Young

Roaring Brook Press, 9781626729209, 288pp.

Publication Date: August 14, 2018

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (4/14/2020)

List Price: 16.99*
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Description

Whether it’s earrings, homework, or love notes, Tillie “Lost and Found” Green and her camera can find any lost thing—until a search for a missing person forces her to step out from behind the lens.

Ever since a car accident left Tillie Green with lasting painful injuries, she's hidden behind her camera. She watches her family and classmates through the lens, tracking down misplaced items and spotting the small details that tell a much bigger story than people usually see. But she isn’t prepared for class clown Jake Hausmann’s request: to find his father.


In a matter of days, Tillie goes from silent observer to one half of a detective duo, searching for clues to the mystery of Jake’s dad’s disappearance. When the truth isn’t what Jake wants it to be, and the photographs start exposing people’s secrets, Tillie has to decide what—and who—is truly important to her.

Worth a Thousand Words is the debut book by Brigit Young.

A Junior Library Guild Selection



About the Author

Brigit Young, born and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan, has published poetry and short fiction in numerous literary journals. She is a proud graduate of the City College of New York, and has taught creative writing to kids of all ages in settings ranging from workshops at Writopia Lab to bedsides at a pediatric hospital. Brigit is the author of the middle grade novels Worth a Thousand Words and The Prettiest. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and daughters.


Praise For Worth a Thousand Words

A Junior Library Guild Selection

“A suspenseful mystery/detective story [that] deepens into a nuanced coming-of-age story . . . [An] affecting debut novel.” —Horn Book

“The mystery . . . will keep readers turning pages in this touching debut coming-of-age novel.” —Publishers Weekly