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After decades of writing about children’s literature, author Anita Silvey was encouraged to try her hand at writing a book for children. She published her first, a work of narrative nonfiction, in 2008.
Teachers told author Avi his writing was “sloppy” and “careless”. But neither he nor they realized that Avi had symptoms of dyslexia.
Life-long writer Avi gives advice on how to effectively teach writing to children.
Even with almost 30 books under this belt, Author Jerry Spinelli thinks writing a book is a huge accomplishment. Ideas keep coming — from his first book, Space Station Seventh Grade to Maniac Magee, which won the Newbery Medal award, to his Stargirl series, which is being developed into a movie.
Kicking cans, blowing horns, shouts of victory. Author Jerry Spinelli remembers all the details about the football game that led him to his first publication and the launch of his career.
Author John Green doesn’t think his characters are based on real people, but his high school friends disagree.
You heard it hear first - John Green used to read “The Babysitters Club” books, and it wasn’t until high school that he began reading seriously and thinking critically about literature.
Author John Green talks about how he found the voice for his second book, “An Abundance of Katherines.”
Author John Green warns, “Don’t underestimate the maturity and literary chops of the Nerd Fighters!”