I’m a writer and former teacher in Southwestern Pennsylvania. I write middle grade fiction — an increasingly important genre nowadays for its messages of acceptance and hope. I’m represented by Alyssa Eisner Henkin of Birch Path Literary. Follow me on Twitter @JennBrisendine, Instagram at jennbrisendinewrites, and Facebook.
Posts on this site are a collection of reviews for great reads on writing and recommendations for excellent middle grade novels. Free teaching materials, too! So far I’ve linked original, printable worksheets and study guide questions for
- Ninth Ward by Jewell Parker Rhodes
- Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis
- Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
“Of paper and magic” is a line from The Angel’s Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon.