Is there a voice for which Chris Bohjalian cannot write? I think not! In Close Your Eyes, he speaks for a brittle, teenage girl, whose brain chemistry was messing up her life even before a nuclear disaster took down a fair chunk of Vermont with her. Emily's stark tale of survival will haunt you, as will the thought that it could be so easy for much of the country to adjust and move on. -Rosemary
Susie Wilde, popular N&O columnist on children's books, presents her Wilde Awards Live! Find out her picks for the best in children's and teen books for the year. Author and designer Pam Pease also joins us with her wonderful interactive books for children ages 10+, including Architecture for Kids. This is part of our View From Tuesday sessions, open to all but of special interest to teachers and media specialists.