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).

Kerry holds a degree in Social Science Education from the University of South Florida and continues to use her teaching skills in author presentations at schools across the country. She serves as the Critique Coordinator for the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Florida chapter.

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Just a Drop of Water

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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 book is on our current Florida Teens Read list, so I picked it up, hoping to booktalk it with my students. Wow! It was all I hoped for and more (because yes, there is a sequel which I'm about to jump on). I loved the Annum Guard series by Meredi ...more
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Timely and thought-provoking. I put this book on the summer reading list for our high school students, and I hope it will generate important discussions. I especially liked the constant tension and the ending with Black. I didn't see that coming, and ...more
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