This book is being discussed in classrooms, book clubs, and peace organizations around the world, so I offer you some interesting tidbits about The Button War: Behind the story It must have been something like forty years ago. I was visiting my father-in-law with my older boys. They were playing with something they were collecting,
For The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle, learn the story behind the book, intriguing resources, book covers over the years, and what we know about a movie version.
The first time I visited a classroom—in my role as a writer—was in 1970. I remember it well. This morning, via Zoom, I visited a class in Rumford, Rhode Island, via Zoom. Last class of the strangest season. I shall remember it well, too.
On my doorstep, the other day landed (with an actual thud) an ARC (Advanced Readers Copy) of my new book, Loyalty. … It looks different, it feels different, and most fascinating to me, it reads differently.
Every once in a while, an adult (never a child) asks me why I bother to write for young people. The question is usually asked with the implication that it must be a waste of time to write for mere kids.
How the Poppy series became seven books over twenty-five years of writing …