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Dear Author

Letters of Hope

Joan F. Kaywell (Editor), Catherine Ryan Hyde (Introduction by)


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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 writersthey 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.

Philomel Books, 9780399237058, 222pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2007

About the Author

Joan F. Kaywell lives in Tampa, Florida.