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Dear author : letters of hope

by Joan F. Kaywell

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This is a little treasure which reminds us of the importance of reading, the solace that can be found in books and the profound understanding we can find in them. This is a collection of troubled youths reaching out to their favorite authors and their responses. It shows how words can have healing effect, but also how, with writing, comes a responsibility. Finally, this collection, with its bibliography at the back, is an excellent resource for teens and their parents, a source from which to find books about abuse, racism, homosexuality and much more. A real find and heart opener. ( )
  Cecilturtle | May 31, 2008 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0399237054, Hardcover)

To millions of kids, the books they read are more than entertainment— they are mirrors to hold up to their own lives. And the creators of those books are more than just writers—they are mentors, confidants, friends, sometimes the only ones who understand. There is often an unspoken, unseen bond between an author and his or her readers.

Dear Author brings this bond to light for the whole world to see and to celebrate. Laurie Halse Anderson, Chris Crutcher, Jerry Spinelli, Christopher Paul Curtis, and many more of today’s bestselling YA authors respond to this intimate mix of heartbreaking and heartwarming letters, giving a glimpse into the hearts and souls of kids today, and the writers who have changed their lives. It’s nothing short of inspirational.

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A compilation of letters based on real fan mail sent to 27 authors of young adult material, and the authors' reactions to that mail. Featured writers include Christopher Paul Curtis, Lois Duncan, and Neil Shusterman.

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