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Brigit Young

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Brigit Young is the author of the middle grade books WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS and THE PRETTIEST.

She was raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where she got through many a cold winter by reading all the books on her house's shelves. Her first story, written at age six, told the tale of a monster who wanted a human friend. It ended on a cliffhanger. In elementary school, her mom introduced her to Shakespeare, and she fell down the rabbit hole into the addictive land of stories. Since then, she has published poetry and short fiction in dozens of literary journals, and taught creative writing to kids of all ages.

Brigit loves poetry, going overboard for holidays, forcing her husband to do his hilarious impressions, and singing at the top of her lungs wh
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Brigit Young My advice to aspiring writers is this: Persist, persist, persist. You have a story to tell, or a poem to write, that no one else can write in the way …moreMy advice to aspiring writers is this: Persist, persist, persist. You have a story to tell, or a poem to write, that no one else can write in the way that you can, and someone out there will connect with it. Keep writing and keep submitting and don't look back! (less)
Brigit Young The best thing about being a writer is that moment I read something I've written and worked on and edited and re-edited and think, "This is what I mea…moreThe best thing about being a writer is that moment I read something I've written and worked on and edited and re-edited and think, "This is what I meant to say." There's an incredible satisfaction in that moment. More specifically, as a novelist, the best thing is creating characters. They really do become the grown-up equivalent of your imaginary friends on the playground.(less)
Average rating: 4.19 · 443 ratings · 121 reviews · 3 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Prettiest

4.28 avg rating — 258 ratings — published 2020 — 5 editions
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Worth a Thousand Words

4.05 avg rating — 182 ratings — published 2018 — 8 editions
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Lost & Found

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The paperback of WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS hits stores on April 14 2020, and I'm delighted to share its lovely cover by artist Emma Lupin,designed byCassie Gonzales. A Junior Library Guild Selection“A suspenseful mystery/detective story [that] deepens into a nuanced coming-of-age story . . . [An] affecting debut novel.” ―Horn Book“The mystery . . . will keep readers turning pages in this touching deb Read more of this blog post »
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The publisher lists it as grades 3 - 7. I find that kids in 5th, 6th and 7th grade seem to respond to it most of all!
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Hi, Kenya! I get it. :) I know you're probably well into it or done by now, but it takes place in the made-up town of Glisgold, Michigan. It's similar to an upper middle class Detroit suburb.
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The Parent's Tao Te Ching by William  Martin
“Do not ask your children
to strive for extraordinary lives.
Such striving may seem admirable,
but it is the way of foolishness.
Help them instead to find the wonder
and the marvel of an ordinary life.
Show them the joy of tasting
tomatoes, apples and pears.
Show them how to cry
when pets and people die.
Show them the infinite pleasure
in the touch of a hand.
And make the ordinary come alive for them.
The extraordinary will take care of itself.”
William Martin
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Joanna Hershon
“And now they were across the world in a wholly new place, but -- and she wasn't sure what this meant -- every new place reminded her of an old place. The moon, after all, was still the moon.”
Joanna Hershon, A Dual Inheritance

Katherine Paterson
“It is not enough to simply teach children to read;
we have to give them something worth reading.
Something that will stretch their imaginations-
something that will help them make sense of their own lives
and encourage them to reach out toward people
whose lives are quite different from their own.”
Katherine Paterson

Erin Entrada Kelly
“The closet is a closet, but it’s also a rocket or a tree house. Your mind is a palace, as long as you go in the right rooms.”
Erin Entrada Kelly, The Land of Forgotten Girls

J.K. Rowling
“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Jacqueline Woodson
“Even the silence
has a story to tell you.
Just listen. Listen.”
Jacqueline Woodson, Brown Girl Dreaming

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