Good children's books are good for the soul. They also inspire future-author and inform how great crafting leads to phenomenal work!
’ve been a journalist, a mom, a volunteer and a bunch of other stuff. Through it all, though, I’ve been a writer. How did I go from being a single mom nursing the tendrils of a childhood dream to a child-at-heart with her very own agent in New York and well-known publisher? And can I help other writers-at-heart to turn their lifelong dream into wishes-come-true?
Rebecca Stead, winner of the 2010 John Newberry Award -- a very prestigious and haughty-taughty big deal, I assure you -- has reminded me why I became a children's author. When You Reach Me transports us back to 1978-79, into the lives of Miranda, Sal, Marcus, Annemarie, Julia and the "kicking man." Miranda is a … Continue reading AWESOME CHILDREN’S LITERATURE: WHEN YOU REACH ME, BY REBECCA STEAD