Posts Categorized: Rabbit in the Moon

  • Mosaic: Our Characters in the World

    “Mosaic: Our Characters in the World”: A workshop for writers of children’s and young adult books. Maria Padian and I presented this workshop at the New England SCBWI conference in May.  I’ll add resources on this topic regularly here on my site. Here are the first two handouts. Mosaic – Our Characters in the World~ Description,…

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  • Luis Paints the World – set in a city of murals

    Lawrence, Massachusetts is a city of murals.  A “Bread and Roses” mural is on the Lawrence Family Health Center building.  Students create murals in the alleyways.   Next year, Carolrhoda Books will publish my picture book  LUIS PAINTS THE WORLD set in this city. It’s a story of going away to war from the eyes of…

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  • Readers Write Viola’s Next Chapter

    Heather Flanders, ELL Specialist at Gorham High School in Maine sent me two stories.  She wrote, “I hope you are as moved as I was,” and I was. The stories were written by her students Amna and Megan, their own visions of the next chapter in my novel The Good Braider.   Amna is from…

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  • Wings for a Flower author interview

    Ellen Gaffney’s picture book WINGS FOR A FLOWER tells a story of disability and freedom. I have a friend so close he is like my brother. He has never walked and from the time he was a toddler he got around in a wheelchair.  I had not thought about what a person would do if they…

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  • Librarians on Verse Novels

      For a School Library Journal  article,  I interviewed many librarians about their recommendations of verse novels to kids and teens in their libraries.  And I interviewed many writers about their process in writing verse novels.   A new direction was given to the article by SLJ and a lot of these wonderful speakers are not…

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