"I always say lots of kids say they want to write..... I always ask do you read?"
Gone from Home
In a selection of brief but trenchant tales, young people hold out a hand to family or one another to find answers, to give hope, to say thanks. Or simply to share the wild oddity of life.
Running Back to Ludie
The narrator of these bittersweet verses hasn't seen her mother in years. She lives with her father and aunt and studies old photographs of Ludie, clinging to distant memories of strolls on winter days.
The Other Side: Shorter Poems
Decorated with blurred photographs from a family album, this touching collection focuses on the denizens of Shorter, Ala., a town that is due to be leveled because of "some big company wanting to make a dog track."