Sunday, January 07, 2007


I got a lovely fan letter from Olivia Selzer, a high school teacher from Erie High School in Erie, Kansas. She just read WHAT I CALL LIFE and found it helpful in understanding the foster children that she comes across as a teacher.
She also commented on my daughter Gwen’s list of favorite books that I have posted on my Web site, and offers some more suggestions. She writes:
Some books I have read just this year on the suggestion of a student that BLEW ME OUT OF THE WATER:
Anything by Carolyn Mackler, but her absolute best---The Earth, My Butt, and Other, Big, Round Things
The Rules of Survival by Nancy Werlin
Stuck in Neutral, and Cruise Control -- companion books by Terry Trueman
Silver by Norma Fox Mazer
Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelson
Thanks Olivia! I plan to read several of these. An invitation to all: Send me your middle-reader and YA favorites