Jen Bryant


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Jen Bryant (Jennifer Fisher Bryant) writes picture books, novels and poems for readers of all ages. Her biographical picture book: A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams, illustrated by Melissa Sweet,received a Caldecott Honor award and her historical novel in verse RINGSIDE 1925: Views from the Scopes Trial is an Oprah Recommended Book for ages 12 & up. Other titles include Pieces of Georgia (IRA Young Adult Choices Pick), The Trial (about the 1935 Lindbergh baby kidnapping trial), a 1960’s-era novel Kaleidoscope Eyes (a Jr. Library Guild selection), Georgia’s Bones, celebrating the creative vision of artist Georgia O’Keeffe, Music for the End of Time, based on a true story about WWII, and Abe’s Fish: A Boyhood Tale of ...more

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The Right Word: Roget and H...

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A Splash of Red: The Life a...

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A River of Words: The Story...

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Six Dots: A Story of Young ...

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Pieces of Georgia

3.80 avg rating — 979 ratings — published 2006 — 10 editions
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Kaleidoscope Eyes

3.69 avg rating — 789 ratings — published 2009 — 9 editions
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The Trial

3.87 avg rating — 449 ratings — published 2004 — 10 editions
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Ringside, 1925: Views from ...

3.75 avg rating — 210 ratings — published 2008 — 6 editions
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The Fortune of Carmen Navarro

2.80 avg rating — 159 ratings — published 2010 — 6 editions
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Georgia's Bones

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“Why should I have to pay so much money to talk to someone I see everyday?' She explained. 'It's annoying...like a little boy always following you around and you can never send him home!' I told her that most of the girls I knew spent hours a day on their phones, that they couldn't live without them. 'Well good for them.' Carmen shrugged. I can think of a million better ways to use my time.”
Jen Bryant, The Fortune of Carmen Navarro

“If my years have taught me anything, it's
this: there are many roads to God
and all men and women
have a right to choose their own.
And yet...there are those who want to set
a tollbooth at every junction, demanding
that you pay and pay and pay,
that you walk only on the road they have walked,
the only one they say is open.”
Jennifer Fisher Bryant, Ringside, 1925: Views from the Scopes Trial

“The biggest part of you," she told him, " is inside, where no one can see. ”
Jen Bryant, A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin

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The Next Best Boo...: This topic has been closed to new comments. The Title Game 20480 14109 May 30, 2013 12:53PM  
Mock Caldecott 2019: August Reads - 2014 22 183 Oct 28, 2013 03:23PM  
Mock Caldecott 2019: October Reads - 2015 28 141 Nov 30, 2014 01:48PM  
Mock Caldecott 2019: And The Winners Are... 14 74 Feb 12, 2015 07:24PM  
A Million More Pages: This topic has been closed to new comments. February Hufflepuff BOTB Mini Challenge: BSC 229 116 Mar 03, 2015 12:29PM  
A Million More Pages: Pieces of Georgia: Mar 8 12 13 Mar 10, 2015 07:46AM  
Children's Books: This topic has been closed to new comments. Reader Chat II (Feb 2015....) 114 124 Nov 18, 2016 12:35PM  
Children's Books: September 2017: Caldecott Honors 2008 - 2012 52 41 Oct 08, 2017 03:08AM  
Pick-a-Shelf: Charity's ScatterShelves Planning 14 19 Oct 26, 2017 11:05AM  
All About Books: November Read-a-thon 48 127 Dec 04, 2017 07:24AM  


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