“Reviewers have called my books 'novels in verse.' I think of them as written in prose, but I do use stanzas. Stanza means 'room' in Latin, and I wanted there to be 'room' - breathing opportunities to receive thoughts and have time to come out of them before starting again at the left margin” – Virginia Euwer Wolff
Euwer Wolff, born in Oregon on this date in 1937, is the author of the award-winning series Make Lemonade, featuring a 14-year-old girl named LaVaughn who babysits for the children of a 17-year-old single mother. True Believer, the second in the three-book series (they’re not really a trilogy), won the National Book Award for Young People's Literature. And, in 2011, she was the recipient of the NSK Neustadt Prize for Children's Literature.
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