Monthly Archives: May 2012

And the winner is…

Thanks to everyone who entered the contest, and double thanks to people who gave me the names of  new books featuring Heroines of Color. I was not yet aware of. I’m now on a crusade to find them and read. … Continue reading

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Summer Reading Program

Today I visited two classes in a local middle school, where the 7/8th grade humanities teacher and I are working to enhance the summer reading program for the kids entering 8th grade next year.  The program is simple–the teacher forms the … Continue reading

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Fathers and Sons

One of the things I’m most proud of with my YA novel PULL is the way it brings different generations together. At a recent meeting with a Mt. Prospect United Methodist Mens’ Club, one of the listeners bought a copy and … Continue reading

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What Is The Color Of Heroism?

The Atlantic Wire has a series they call YA for Grownups.  In April, 2012 they published an article called The Greatest Girl Characters of Young Adult Literature. Never mind that this is one person’s opinion. Never mind that many of … Continue reading

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