Category Archive: Author Spotlight

Author Spotlight: Jason Reynolds

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You have to start somewhere.  Jason Reynolds, now an award winning novelist, started with a dream and a friend/collaborator. Before Jason Reynolds won the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award for New Talent for… Continue reading

Author Spotlight: Matt de la Peña

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“Something I can’t ignore: Tomorrow’s #teenlitcon in Minn will be 95% white. The juvenile detention centers I just visited were 95% brown.” Matt de la Peña tweeted the above in advance of the… Continue reading

Author Spotlight: Joyce Sidman

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This past Saturday, I had the opportunity to attend the Association of Writers & Writer’s Programs 2015 Conference where I was able to hear many different writers speak about their work. One of… Continue reading

Author Spotlight: Nancy Carlson

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Last week at this time I was sitting on the floor with a group of kindergarteners, including my daughter, listening to Nancy Carlson talk about her books. She was visiting to share First… Continue reading

Spotlight on Alison Jay

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To say that I’m a fan of Alison Jay’s work would be an understatement.  It’s more like I squeal with joy every time I see that she’s coming out with something new.  My… Continue reading