Sunday, January 8, 2012
Jerry Spinelli --- Author Spotlight!
After reviewing the list of books I read last year in 2011, I was once again reminded of the joy of discovering a new author (or more accurately put, a new author to me). In 2011, I discovered the wonderful writing of Newbery Medal Award winning author, Jerry Spinelli, through a former college professor and friend of mine when I was given a copy of Spinelli's novel, Stargirl, last year as a gift.
I rapidly devoured Stargirl in record reading time and enjoyed the message it contained of individuality and being who you are. I later went on to read two more novels by Jerry Spinelli in 2011, Maniac Magee & Wringer, both of which were equally wonderful and beautifully written. Spinelli's writing is refreshing and relevant.
Suffice it to say, I'm now a H-U-G-E fan of Jerry Spinelli's writing and look forward to reading more of his novels in the months and years to come! A big thanks to Bill for introducing Jerry Spinelli's writing to me.
Learn more about Jerry Spinelli by visiting his website at the following link: http://www.jerryspinelli.com/newbery_001.htm