Author Spotlight: Jordan Sonnenblick

A few years ago, I was lucky enough to hear Jordan Sonnenblick speak at a library event. I had not read any of his books before, but hearing him speak with such passion about his books, I knew I would have to give at least one a try. Now he is one of those authors where I eagerly await their next book!

Recently I found out that Jordan Sonnenblick will be releasing another book in March:  Curveball: The Year I Lost My Grip. Sonnenblick’s books are usually from the male point of view and his past books have dealt with cancer, fitting in and drunk driving. This one is along the same lines. The main character, Peter, suffers a freakish injury that prevents him from pitching for his school baseball team. Now he needs to figure out where he fits in since he cannot play sports.

Additionally, one of his books won the 2011 Schneider Family Book Award “for a book that embodies an artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences.” The book was After Ever After, a sequel to Drums, Girls & Dangerous Pie. If you have never read any of his books, I highly recommend that you give one a try!

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Beth is a Librarian at the Gaines Township branch of KDL. She really loves reading, especially all the wonderful teen books, but also enjoys genealogy and crafts!

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