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Growing Up With Ujamaa: An Interview

Interested in learning more about the history behind A Girl Called Problem? Following Common Core and looking for a nonfiction supplement to the book? I hope you’ll be as fascinated as I was with this first-hand account of what life … Continue reading

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Free copies of A Girl Called Problem

AND THE WINNERS, WHO WERE RANDOMLY SELECTED, ARE MORGAN MAZZEI OF BANGOR, ME, AND MAURA CODY OF KODAIKANAL, INDIA! THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO COMMENTED. The wonderful middle-grade blog From the Mixed-Up Files… is hosting a free giveaway of two copies … Continue reading

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The Story Behind the Cover

Ever wonder what’s behind some of your favorite book covers? Who was the artist? Is that a real or Photoshopped setting? Did the author get a say in how the model looked? I recently wrote a short piece about the … Continue reading

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The Story Behind A Girl Called Problem

My wonderful agent, Sara Crowe, asked me to write a short piece about the origins of A Girl Called Problem. The full story is on Sara’s blog, Crowe’s Nest. Here’s a short excerpt to get you started: I moved to Tanzania, East … Continue reading

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