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Set in the 1960s in New York City, this is the story of teenaged J.F. McAllister, nonconformist private school girl who so prefers her jeans and sweatshirt that she even wonders if she might be gay. An experimental kiss with her best friend who goes along with it in the name of friendship convinces her that this isn't the case. Soon after, she falls in love with her rather nerdy poetry teacher which gives her life meaning, and a somewhat ridiculous goal of winning his love by raising enough mone...more
Barbara Wersba was born in Chicago, moved to California, and then to New York City. She attended Bard College, and after graduating returned to Greenwich Village to study acting with Paul Mann. She received an honorary doctorate from Bard. In 1994, Wersba founded The Bookman Press, a small-press publishing company. She lives in Sag Harbor, New York.More about Barbara Wersba...