Tag Archives: Jennifer Richard Jacobson

August 07

Shame Clings by Jennifer Richard Jacobson

I didn’t grow up poor, but my mother did.  She grew up in an unheated home, eating the occasional squirrel shot by my grandfather, and when there was nothing else, a bowl of crackers floating in milk. Her poverty was not the only thing that caused her humiliation. Her mother, while suffering from schizophrenia, was […]

August 17

Planet Jupiter by Jane Kurtz – Review by Jennifer Jacobson

I have been eagerly awaiting Planet Jupiter, the newest middle-grade novel by Jane Kurtz.  Kurtz’s novels contain the number one thing I search for in stories: HEART.  Planet Jupiter is no exception. It is a deeply layered and incredibly moving. For this reason alone, I want to thrust it into the arms of young readers, […]

September 06

An Interview with Jennifer Richard Jacobson about her Newest Book Paper Things – by Tammy Mulligan and Clare Landrigan

Do you wait in long lines to have children’s books signed?   Do you seek out children’s book authors at literacy conferences and bookstores? Do you tell students and your own kids about the times you met their favorite children’s book authors?   If so, Nerdy Book Club Members…we have a great deal in common.   Every […]