Becky Birtha

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As a writer, I'm the author of three books for adults: two collections of short stories and a volume of poetry. My short stories have been widely anthologized, and some of my writing has appeared in textbooks. More recently, I've written two children's picture books. I'm also a parent, a Quaker, was an adoption worker for many years, and currently live in Delaware County, PA, just outside Philadelphia. I enjoy visiting schools to share about my books.

As a reader, I got my first library card at age seven, and I still approach books in much the same way that I did as a kid. I go to the library a lot. I pick out books on the shelf by the author, or the topic, or-- yes, often, the cover. Usually I skip the jacket copy because I don't want the s
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Echo, Reviewed

Echo Echo by Pam Muñoz Ryan




Right from the start, Pam Muñoz Ryan's Echo seemed like an enormous undertaking, and not only for her, as a writer. I wondered how long it would take me to read its 587 pages. (I am not a fast reader.) How many times would I have to renew the library book? And this would be a week I was traveling. How much heavier would my luggage be? (Yes, I have an e-reader, and no, it' Read more of this blog post »
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Janice  Durante Becky, I've featured your latest, Lucky Beans on my blog, http://booksofwonder.wordpress.com/
Congratulations on another fine children's book!
Janice


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