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18 Middle Grade Authors on Writing Girl Characters After the Election

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“I woke up on the morning of November 8th feeling excited, optimistic, and more than a little nervous. I write books with complicated emotions and sometimes ambiguous endings, but on the morning of November 8th, I was not in the mood for ambiguity or complexity. I was in the mood for decisive victory. I woke …

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Books and Authors: Talking with Elana K. Arnold.

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This acclaimed author discusses the examination of grief and difficult family dynamics in her two latest novels for middle-grade readers. Southern California and the Pacific Northwest may not seem far apart to some, but they might as well be separate countries for two of Elana K. Arnold’s protagonists: Iris Abernathy (The Question of Miracles, 2015) …

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