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Kerry O'Malley Cerra

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Kerry O'Malley Cerra is the author of the award-winning, middle-grade novel JUST A DROP OF WATER, which won a Florida Book Award, the Crystal Kite Award, and was named to VOYAs Top Shelf Fiction for Middle Readers' 2014 list. In addition, the book has been named a finalist for the 2015-2016 Maine Student Book Award, the 2016-2017 Truman Award (Missouri), and the 2016-2017 Magnolia Award (Mississippi).

Her second novel, HEAR ME, will be out in the fall of 2022 with Lerner/Carolrhoda Books. This #ownvoices contemporary middle-grade novel follows 12-year-old Rayne who, at odds with her parents over her sudden hearing loss and looming cochlear implant surgery, sets off on a journey where she discovers that even though her ears may be broken, sh
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Kerry O'Malley Cerra For sure, I'd sign up for classes at Hogwarts and hope to become friends with Harry, Ron, and Hermione. But mostly, I'd like to see where the sorting …moreFor sure, I'd sign up for classes at Hogwarts and hope to become friends with Harry, Ron, and Hermione. But mostly, I'd like to see where the sorting hat would place me. I can't tell if I'm truly Gryffindor or Hufflepuff.(less)
Average rating: 4.1 · 689 ratings · 149 reviews · 2 distinct worksSimilar authors
Just a Drop of Water

4.10 avg rating — 689 ratings — published 2014 — 5 editions
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School Visit: All Saints School

TweetGuys, I had so much fun visiting All Saints School this week. It was my second visit in two years, and while I spoke to the entire middle school the first time around, this time was super cool because I visited first with the 8th graders alone and then with the sixth graders. I love having… Continue reading School Visit: All Saints School Read more of this blog post »
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This one's got all the components of a fantastic summer read. I loved the multiple viewpoints, which is really hard to do well, but Flinn tackles it masterfully! Best of all, though, was the vivid setting. Every teen's summer should be so rich. I'll ...more
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I'm glad I read this. It was an education in how the migrant process works, and my empathy toward the plight of so many people in these situations has grown. ...more
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While this genre isn't my favorite, I read this as part of Zoobean's Winter Reads Challenge. Rebecca Roanhorse was one of the featured authors. I'm glad I picked this book because I fell in love with eh perfectly-drawn, well-developed, super-fun main ...more
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Goodness, I love this book so much. It's raw and real and will be the first book I recommend to any of my students who may be dealing with the loss of someone they love. This book looks at the many stages of grief first hand and illustrates poignantl ...more
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