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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
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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)
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Average rating: 4.11 · 166 ratings · 44 reviews · 3 distinct worksSimilar authors
Worth A Thousand Words

4.08 avg rating — 151 ratings — published 2018 — 8 editions
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The Prettiest

4.36 avg rating — 14 ratings — expected publication 2020 — 2 editions
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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... Read more of this blog post »
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“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.”
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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.”
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