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Marissa Moss

Author of Amelia's Notebook

84+ Works 8,119 Members 198 Reviews 3 Favorited

About the Author

Marissa Moss began as an illustrator of children's books. She is the author and illustrator of the Amelia series. She has written and illustrated more than 20 children's books including Amelia's Notebook, which was named a 1997 American Booksellers Association Pick of the Lists book. Her other show more books include Regina's Big Mistake and Knick Knack Paddywack. My Notebook (with Help from Amelia) also won the 2000 Parent Council Outstanding Award Informational and Oh Boy, Amelia! won the 2001 Parent's Guide to Children's Media Award and the 2002 Children's Choice Award. (Bowker Author Biography) show less

Series

Works by Marissa Moss

Amelia's Notebook (1995) 751 copies
Amelia Writes Again (1996) 514 copies
Amelia Hits the Road (1997) 504 copies
Amelia Takes Command (1998) 246 copies
The All-New Amelia (1999) 240 copies
Amelia's Family Ties (2000) 211 copies
Barbed Wire Baseball (1800) 197 copies
The Pharaoh's Secret (2009) 195 copies
Luv, Amelia Luv, Nadia (1999) 160 copies
Amelia Works it Out (2000) 146 copies
Amelia's 5th-Grade Notebook (2003) 137 copies
Amelia's 6th-Grade Notebook (2005) 110 copies
Madame Amelia Tells All (2001) 107 copies
Oh Boy, Amelia (1702) 92 copies
Amelia Lends a Hand (2002) 82 copies
Mira's Diary: Lost in Paris (2012) 68 copies
The Ugly Menorah (1996) 67 copies
Mel's Diner (1828) 65 copies
Max's Logbook (2003) 65 copies
Amelia's 7th-Grade Notebook (2007) 56 copies
True Heart (1999) 53 copies
Vote 4 Amelia (2007) 36 copies
In America (1994) 35 copies
Amelia's BFF (2011) 29 copies
Boardwalk Babies (2021) 19 copies
Amelia's Boy Survival Guide (2012) 15 copies
KNICK KNACK PADDYWACK CL (1992) 10 copies
But Not Kate (1805) 10 copies
Want to Play? (1990) 8 copies
Who Was It? (1989) 6 copies

Associated Works

G Is for Googol: A Math Alphabet Book (1998) — Illustrator — 562 copies

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Birthdate
1959-09-29
Gender
female
Nationality
USA
Birthplace
Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA
Places of residence
Berkeley, California, USA

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In this book, is about Kenichi "Zeni" Zenimura, a Japanese-American who was one of the hundreds of thousands placed in an internment camp during WWII. This story follows his love and dedication to the game of baseball which he brought to the internment camp to bring joy in such a hard time. This book could be great for 2rd-3th grade. I would use this in my class to share about finding the good in hard situations, and how when you are determined, you can do so much. You could also form a lesson around how what someone does might affect others.… (more)
 
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haraki21 | 11 other reviews | Feb 26, 2024 |
This is a Biographical picture book about the story of Kenichi Zenimura, a Japanese-American baseball player, who helped the sport of baseball and through so much adversity, created a way to be able to do what he loved, even when he was put in an internment camp. I think this book would be good to use for secondary students, even though it is a picture book, to introduce them to different perspectives of WWII, as well as a story of overcoming obstacles that may be in your way.
 
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Jsherman20 | 11 other reviews | Feb 14, 2024 |
After I was about halfway through this I chuckled every time the author mentioned that chemist Otto Hahn didn't really understand physics and needed Lise Meitner to interpret results for him. It gets mentioned over and over again. Like, we get it!

It's widely accepted now that Hahn took too much credit for the discovery of nuclear fission (among other achievements) and that he allowed Meitner's contributions to go unacknowledged. Boo Hahn! Yay Meitner!
 
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LibrarianDest | 3 other reviews | Jan 3, 2024 |
An uplifting story about WWII Japanese Internment and baseball. Fantastic artwork plus great storytelling = win.
 
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Statistics

Works
84
Also by
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Members
8,119
Popularity
#2,980
Rating
3.9
Reviews
198
ISBNs
334
Languages
3
Favorited
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