Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Author Spotlight: Jerry Spinelli
Eggs and Stargirl, but I think he's most well known for his Newbery book Maniac Magee. Growing up, I knew a girl named Jerry, so I assumed Spinelli was a woman only to discover otherwise. I was thoroughly impressed at how well he wrote from a young female perspective. Some of his stories are a couple of decades old. Maybe it's time to pull them out again, and introduce them to your family. Which Spinelli novel is your favorite? Do you know any authors who write with a similar style?