A writer of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction for audiences of all ages, Sheila is a professor in the MFA program at Hamline University, where she also serves as the fiction editor for Water~Stone Review.
My Brigadista Year is the latest middle-grade book from the Newbery Medal-winning author of Bridge to Terabithia, Katherine Paterson. It's a historical novel that follows a young Cuban teenager as she volunteers for Fidel Castro’s national literacy campaign.
Kiersten White’s And I Darken, first book in her new trilogy, is rich with historical detail and brutally believable characters. And I Darken represents the best of both the historical young adult fiction genre.