Ann M. Martin

Ann M. Martin


Born
in Princeton, New Jersey, The United States
August 12, 1955

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Ann Matthews Martin was born on August 12, 1955. She grew up in Princeton, New Jersey, with her parents and her younger sister, Jane. After graduating from Smith College, Ann became a teacher and then an editor of children's books. She's now a full-time writer.

Ann gets the ideas for her books from many different places. Some are based on personal experiences, while others are based on childhood memories and feelings. Many are written about contemporary problems or events. All of Ann's characters, even the members of the Baby-sitters Club, are made up. But many of her characters are based on real people. Sometimes Ann names her characters after people she knows, and other times she simply chooses names that she likes.

Ann has always enjoyed
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“I wonder how you say goodbye to someone forever?”
Ann M. Martin

“I think reading is a gift. It was a gift that was given to me as a child by many people, and now as an adult and a writer, I'm trying to give a little of it back to others. It's one of the greatest pleasures I know.”
Ann M. Martin

“For now, I just want things all safe and familiar. My life may not be perfect, but it is what I have known.”
Ann M. Martin, A Corner of the Universe

Polls

The Newbery awards are just around the corner. It's time to decide what we will read for our last book of the month this year.

What book should we read in December?

You may write in titles, provided the book is a 2015 Newbery contender and already published.

 
  11 votes 20.0%

 
  10 votes 18.2%

 
  8 votes 14.5%

 
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  4 votes 7.3%

 
  2 votes 3.6%

 
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El Deafo by CeCe Bell (write-in)
 
  2 votes 3.6%

Absolutely Almost (write-in)
 
  1 vote 1.8%

 
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Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms (write-in)
 
  1 vote 1.8%

Rain Reign (write-in)
 
  1 vote 1.8%

 
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  0 votes 0.0%

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