Helen Frost has published six novels-in-poems for children and Young Adults, all with Frances Foster Books/Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. A few highlights:
Keesha's House (2003) Printz honor, available in paperback and audio. Best for ages 12 and up.
Spinning Through the Universe (2004)--best for ages 8 and up. The characters are 5th graders, but high school teachers have had success using it as the basis for a poetry unit.
The Braid (2006)--YA historical fiction, set in 1850 during the Highland Clearances. BBYA.
Diamond Willow (2008), ages 10 and up, winner of Lee Bennett Hopkins Award (children's poetry), The Mitten Award (Michigan Library Association) and the Indiana Best Book for Children and Young Adults.
Crossing Stones (2009)--starred reviews in Booklist, Kirkus and Horn Book.
Hidden (2011)--starred review in Kirkus, positive reviews in other journals and online reviews
She is also the author of two picture books:
Monarch and Milkweed (Atheneum, 2008), illustrated by Leonid Gore.
Step Gently Out (Candlewick, 2012), collaboration with photographer Rick Lieder.
She is active in her local chapter of SCBWI in her home city of Fort Wayne, Indiana, and is a frequent speaker at schools and conferences.
Member since 1995
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