Kerry Madden 

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UP CLOSE: HARPER LEE Starred Reviews, Booklist & Kirkus, 2009 "My needs are simple: pen, paper, and privacy." Harper Lee, 1961 Viking's Up Close Series of biographies for young readers. * * * THE MAGGIE VALLEY TRILOGY set in the heart of Appalachia in the mountains of Western North Carolina in Maggie Valley. A Trilogy of books for young readers set in the 1960s published by Viking Children's Books (Penguin Young Readers.) * * * GENTLE'S HOLLER SIBA AWARD FINALIST Featured Children's Book from North Carolina at the National Book Festival, 2008. New York Public Library Pick for their "100 Books for Reading and Sharing in 2005." Chicago Public Library "2006 Best of the Best Bibliography." STARRED KIRKUS and PUBLISHERS WEEKLY * * * LOUISIANA'S SONG SIBA AWARD FINALIAST SCIBA Award Finalist CYBILS Award Finalist, 2007 Bank Street College Best Books of 2007 * * * JESSIE'S MOUNTAIN SIBA AWARD NOMINEE, 2009 CYBILS NOMINEE, 2009 Childrens Literature Network Five Favorite Five of 2008 * * * NOTE: I will be relocating to Birmingham, Alabama in August 2009 where I will be an assistant professor of creative writing at the University of Alabama in Birmingham.
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