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About Ann Angel
Ann Angel loves the world of young adults and writes both fiction and nonfiction for this group. She served as contributing editor and one of the writers for THINGS I'LL NEVER SAY: STORIES ABOUT OUR SECRET SELVES but is perhaps best knows as the author of the 2011 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award winner JANIS JOPLIN RISE UP SINGINGS, one of her many biographies. Her most recent biography, for younger audiences, is ADOPTED LIKE ME, MY BOOK OF ADOPTED HEROES. Previously, she served as contributing editor for the anthology SUCH A PRETTY FACE: SHORT STORIES ABOUT BEAUTY. A graduate of Vermont College’s MFA in writing for children and young adults, Ann directs the English Graduate Program and teaches writing at Mount Mary University in Milwaukee where she lives with her family. She was drawn to the idea of THINGS I’LL NEVER SAY because she believes that the secret self is often the true self. You can contact Ann through her web site: www.annangelwriter.com.
Other biographies include ROBERT CORMIER: WRITER OF THE CHOCOLATE WAR (Enslow, 2007). A biography of AMY TAN, WEAVER OF ASIAN AMERICAN TALES (Enslow in 2009), and a student's guide to Sandra Cisneros in 2010. Her short stories have appeared in anthologies including, Flash Forward Youth: 65 Short-Short Stories (Persea Book, 2011).
Works in progress include young adult novels, a book on trafficking in the United States and more short stories.
Ann often speaks to middle graders and high schoolers as well as adults about writing about tough topics.
"When I'm not pushing a deadline, I'm teaching graduates students in writing at Mount Mary College in Milwaukee, Wisconsin or working with some of the greatest local writers through SCBWI-Wisconsin. You can also find me hanging out with my husband Jeff and whichever of our four twenty-somethings happens to be wandering around the house. You can read more about my years as one of nine kids growing up in Wisconsin on my website."
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Janis Joplin includes more than sixty photographs, and an assortment of anecdotes from Janis’s friends and band mates. This thoroughly researched and well-illustrated biography is a must-have for all young artists, music lovers, and pop-culture enthusiasts.
Fifteen top young-adult authors let us in on provocative secrets in a fascinating collection that will have readers talking.
A baby no one knows about. A dangerous hidden identity. Off-limits hookups. A parent whose problems your friends won’t understand. Everyone keeps secrets—from themselves, from their families, from their friends—and secrets have a habit of shaping the lives around them. Acclaimed author Ann Angel brings together some of today’s most gifted YA authors to explore, in a variety of genres, the nature of secrets: Do they make you stronger or weaker? Do they alter your world when revealed? Do they divide your life into what you’ll tell and what you won’t? The one thing these diverse stories share is a glimpse into the secret self we all keep hidden.
With stories by:
erica l. kaufman
E. M. Kokie
J. L. Powers
Mary Ann Rodman
Cynthia Leitich Smith
Hi - I'm Max, and I'm adopted.
You may not know this but many famous and inspirational people were adopted too. Adopted Like Me introduces you to great musicians like Bo Diddley, politicians like Nelson Mandela, and stars like Marilyn Monroe. Meet these along with inventors, athletes, and a princess skilled in judo and fencing - all of them adopted like me. Read about these adoptees and you'll see that you can grow up to be just about anything you want to be!
Fully illustrated in color, this book is for children aged 8+ who have been adopted, their parents, teachers and siblings.