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    About our Author
    Sandy Donovan
    Sandy Donovan has written many nonfiction books for young readers.
    Awards
    Missouri State Teacher's Association Reading Circle selection
    Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year
    Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year
    SSLI Book Award
    Booklist Top 10 Project Books for Youth
    YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers
    3 questions for Sandy Donovan
    1.
    What was your favorite book when you were a child?
    I didn’t have one favorite book, but I loved The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank, and I remember seeking out as many books as I could about kids surviving the Holocaust—it turned out that there were a lot in my school library!
    2.
    What’s your favorite line from a book?
    “The word I spoke in anger weighs less than a parsley seed, but a road runs through it that leads to my grave….” Stanley Kunitz “The Quarrel”
    3.
    Who are your top three favorite authors or illustrators?
    Children’s author: Ezra Jack Keats; young adult author: John Green; older young-ish adult author: J.D. Salinger.