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Striving to be More than Ordinary


No one wants to just be ordinary but what does it mean for an ordinary kid to become extraordinary? Three authors share the ways in which their books explore this theme across the genres of realistic fiction, historical fiction and biography.


Panelists
Daniel Acosta

Daniel Acosta was born in Monterey Park, California, and grew up in the San Gabriel described in his novel, living across the street from the Southern Pacific Railroad tracks. After grammar school at San Gabriel Mission School, he spent his high school years in the Catholic Dominguez Seminary in Compton, California....

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Kekla Magoon

Kekla Magoon grew up in Indiana but wanted to see the rest of the world. Now she travels all over the country meeting young readers and sharing her books, which include "The Rock and the River," "Camo Girl" and "Shadows of Sherwood," from The Robyn Hoodlum Adventures series....

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Andrea Warren

Andrea Warren is a journalist and author whose nine historical nonfiction books for children include: "Orphan Train Rider: One Boy's True Story," winner of the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, and "Surviving Hitler: A Boy in the Nazi Death Camps," a Robert F....

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