[caption id="attachment_20232" align="alignleft" width="162"] Melanie Crowder[/caption]
Melanie Crowder is a ceramist, painter, and sculptor who received her MFA in writing for children and young adults from Vermont College. She lives in the foothills of the Rockies. Her debut novel Parched released on June 4, 2013 with
Shana Burg is the author of A Thousand Never Evers (Random House, 2008) and Laugh with the Moon (Random House, 2012). Both novels are for tween, teen, and adult readers. In a starred review, Publishers Weekly wrote, “Gripping. Delivers an emotional wallop.” Kirkus Reviews calls Laugh with the Moon “A vivid work of art.”
Laugh with the Moon tells the story of a 13-year-old girl from Massachusetts whose father brings her to live in the bush in Malawi, Africa after the death of her mother.
by Heidi Brady (Author and Photographer), Lori Michau (Author)
Reading level: All ages
Paperback: 20 pages
Publisher: Self; 1st edition (April 30, 2009)
This is a rich and vibrant treat for children and adults, alike. Counting books are in abundance—rightly so—however, this book stands alone due to it’s unique cultural experience and photographs which depict incredulous happiness in an area that is often portrayed with negativity. Positive energy spills from the pages.