Friday, May 30, 2008

What is Jane Yolen reading?

The current featured contributor to Writers Read: Jane Yolen, whose new book is Naming Liberty.

One book she mentioned:
Ellen Wittlinger's YA book Sandpiper, which has a bit too much sex for me to share with my 7th grade granddaughter, but is otherwise a well-written and smart book about a girl and boy who both have lived with unbearable secrets and who are both afraid that they now have no lives to live at all. [read on]
Jane Yolen is an author of children's books, fantasy, and science fiction, including Owl Moon and How do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight?

She is also a poet, a teacher of writing and literature, and a reviewer of children's literature. She has been called the Hans Christian Andersen of America and the Aesop of the twentieth century.

Yolen may be best known for her Holocaust novella, The Devil's Arithmetic.

Visit Jane Yolen's website and her journal.

Read about Jane Yolen's five most important books.

Writers Read: Jane Yolen.

--Marshal Zeringue