Dear Teen Readers:
I love making school visits. I love that you are so willing to share your thoughts on issues facing teens. It is a great pleasure to hear your questions, to watch and listen as you interact with one another, and to know that my characters helped start a dialogue about the difficulties teen parents face.
Thank you for sharing… and for caring. Thank you for being such savvy readers!
"I thought it was an amazing book that really showed me a side of teen pregnancy I never considered before. The characters were complex and really added so many dimensions to the story that it was hard to put down! I will definitely be purchasing your other books."
Dear Librarians, Teachers, and Counselors:
I enjoy visiting schools and book clubs to talk about my life as an author, and the experiences that led me to write. I talk to students about the importance of journaling in getting to know themselves and others. I discuss the writing process, and the tools necessary to finding success.
It has been a wonderful experience to hear the dialogue that my young adult novel, Star in the Middle, generates among teens at book club talks. My work with teen parents and their families has definitely made me aware of how an unplanned pregnancy can change young lives. Discussing the importance of making good choices, staying in school, and having empathy for others are just a few of the topics that we discuss.
Contact me here, if you’d like me to visit your classroom or library.
Thank you for all you do for your students.
Adult book clubs are also reading Star in the Middle.
Schedule a visit here.
"Provoking animated discussion, Star in the Middle has proven to be a popular read for teens of both genders. From the surprisingly strong male role of Todd to the supportive adult role of Wilson's mother, Carol Larese Millward does an excellent job of portraying characters faced with difficult, real-life decisions. This book continues to be a student favorite."
-Jennifer S. Kukula, school librarian, Bel Air High School