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Genre Jumper: Pamela Ehrenberg

The first book I read by Pamela Ehrenberg was Ethan, Suspended, a novel about Ethan Oppenheimer, who is shipped off to his grandparents in Washington, D.C. while his parents are busy not getting along at home. Her Tillmon County Fire, told … Continue reading

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Wendy Shang hits a home run

When it comes to words, Wendy Wan-Long Shang is patient. Sometimes the words rush right at her without pausing for breath. But they also walk. They amble. They bend down to pick a blade of grass. Wendy waits for the right … Continue reading

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Molly Burnham talks about punk, kidlit, and her first novel

Molly B. Burnham’s debut middle-grade novel, Teddy Mars Book #1: Almost a World Record Breaker, comes out next week. It’s about record-obsessed Teddy, who is navigating his way through school and his crazy family, which includes his little brother aka The Destructor. … Continue reading

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Genre Jumper Cece Bell

Author/illustrator Cece Bell delves into graphic novels for the first time with the days-from-being-published El Deafo. The story, about her hearing loss from meningitis, her gain of a new superpower and her search for a true friend, is my personal … Continue reading

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Factory Man by Beth Macy

I’m button-popping proud to present journalist Beth Macy, whose new book Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local — and Helped Save an American Town, comes out today. It’s a story of family, feuding, grit, gumption, pride, … Continue reading

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