Category Archives: kidlit

Eleven

I finally finished watching Stranger Things with my family and now I feel like I’m caught up culturally again, even if the Post put Millie Bobby Brown on the out list this year. (Not in my house, Post!) Storm Reid … Continue reading

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Catching up

Holy cow, it’s December. I’m way behind on updates but highlights from this fall mostly revolved around THIS IS JUST A TEST, my middle-grade novel with Wendy Shang. They included: -A review in the New York Times. This was huge … Continue reading

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Books about the Refugee Experience

The news is filled with stories about refugees: what’s happening to them and the debate over them. There are citizens who believe it’s our moral obligation to give them safe harbor. There’s a new president who has barred many of … Continue reading

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Fuzzy: Introducing Paul Dellinger to the Kidlit Crowd

I worked with both  Tom Angleberger and Paul Dellinger at The Roanoke Times for many moons. But Paul’s tenure there eclipsed ours. It eclipsed everybody’s, really. For one thing, he was there a lot longer (44 years, people!) But even … Continue reading

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Madelyn’s Virginia-centric Summer Reading Scavenger Hunt

Try saying that five times fast. Here’s a summer-reading project I’ve wanted to put together for a long time: a scavenger hunt with a read-local twist. My hope is that you, the young readers in my home state, will get … Continue reading

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