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Valerie Hobbs

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Valerie Hobbs is the author of many award winning novels for young adults including Sonnys War, Tender, and How Far Would You Have Gotten If I Hadnt Called You Back, for which she was designated a Flying Start author by Publishers Weekly in 1996. Hobbs was the winner of the 1999 PEN/Norma Klein award for an emerging voice of literary merit among American writers of childrens fiction and the Arizona Library Association Young Adult Author of the Year in 2003. Defiance, her most recent middle-grade novel, was given the 2006 most distinguished fiction award by the Childrens Literature Council of Southern California and has been nominated for twelve state awards. "

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Sheep

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Defiance

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Minnie McClary Speaks Her Mind

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Anything But Ordinary

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Tender

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“Life is too short to suffer anybody's meanness, which is what you can learn eating shrimp with store-bought coleslaw, if you look it straight in the face.”
Valerie Hobbs, Letting Go of Bobby James: Or How I Found My Self of Steam

“There wasn’t much of that watch left to save, but he put a couple of the bigger pieces in his pocket. “It was my dad’s,” he said, his eyes getting puffy and red. “My dad was a famous runner.”
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“It was a bacon morning. Out of every window, the delicious odor of pig meat frying.”
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