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Sarah Sullivan

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Author of ALL THAT'S MISSING, which received a starred review from the Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books and 4 picture books, including most recently PASSING THE MUSIC DOWN which was an NCTE Notable Book in the Language Arts. Her second book, DEAR BABY: LETTERS FROM YOUR BIG BROTHER was an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold award winner. She holds an MFA in Writing for Children from Vermont College where she won the Harcourt Post-Graduate Scholarship. She also received an Individual Artist Grant/Fellowship from the West Virginia Arts Commission. Loves theater -especially Sondheim musicals -, visiting bookstores and walking on the beach. For more info visit her website at www.sarahsullivanbooks.com and her blog at
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All That's Missing
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One of the most difficult things to explain to writing students is the age-old adage, "show, don't tell."
"What do you mean?" they ask. How do you respond? Let's just admit at the outset that there is no easy answer to this. And I am also certain that I break this rule myself, although certainly not on purpose. I am most aware of showing and not telling when I find myself... Read more of this blog post »
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“The thing about families, Arlo thought, was that there was always some question nobody wanted to answer for you, and it was like a stray thread pulling loose in a sweater. You could tug at it all you wanted, but in the end, all you'd have was a pile of twisted yarn.”
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