Below are my two middle grade books:
MY BIRTHDAY IS SEPTEMBER ELEVEN & OTHER SHORT STORIES
My Birthday Is September Eleven and Other Short Stories is a book of short stories for middle school students grades 6-8
Growing up is filled with new experiences and they partner emotions. Our trials in life teach us compassion and help us to empathize with others. Our difficulties make us who we are, helping each of us to find our place in the world.
In this collection of short stories, simple acts of kindness make a world of difference in the lives of individuals. The theme of compassion weaves through all five stories, inspiring readers to discover this important lesson in life; we were created to help others.
My Birthday is September Eleven- A story about a boy who was born on 9/11. When the reader steps into the world of Matthew he or she will recognize the undercurrent of mourning that will help all to never forget 9/11.
Zebra Boy – A biracial boy is spared further teasing when his best friend comes to his rescue.
The Good Samaritan – A group of fifth-graders raise funds to help a fellow classmate who needs money for a life-saving surgery.
No More Hunger – Ronald, a Haitian boy whose village was virtually wiped out by a devastating hurricane, becomes a victim of abject poverty. He is later rescued when the well-respected Madame Wilson takes it upon herself to nourish him back to health.
A New Life – A biracial boy experiences many hardships before being adopted by a caring couple.
BEAUTY & OTHER TRAPS
Beauty and Other Traps is ideal for grades 6-8
Meet Marie, a high school senior trapped in her mother’s web. She’s facing troubling changes. You will relate to Marie as she deals with her mother, stepdad, peers and the prospect of graduating from high school. Does hope lie ahead? Join her and find out.