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03 May 2007 @ 06:36 pm
Someone Like Summer  

A new book from M.E. Kerr is always a cause for celebration. SOMEONE LIKE SUMMER will join other of her works like DINKY HOCKER SHOOTS SMACK as a novel that breaks new ground. Annabel loves Esteban from the moment she sees him playing soccer. He is handsome and talented. Soon, the two are together as often as they can find the time. Despite her father's objections and Esteban's sister's fury, they fall in love. However, Esteban is an illegal. His status in the US is shaky at best. How can their love survive these odds? In a modern-day Romeo and Juliet, Kerr avoids many of the pitfalls of telling this story. Annabel and Esteban play against type and stereotype.
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thunderchikin on May 4th, 2007 05:45 pm (UTC)
Speaking of causes for celebration
Readers of professornana's blog will be thrilled to know she has received the prestigious ALAN Award for contributions to YA literature, joining past winners such as Marc Aronson, Jerry Spinelli, Patty Campbell, Paul Zindel, and M.E. Kerr. Details at: http://thunderchikin.livejournal.com/41179.html
professornana: dark sideprofessornana on May 5th, 2007 12:01 pm (UTC)
Re: Speaking of causes for celebration
My husband treated me to Chili's in honor of this honor. Seriously, I am deeply grateful to ALAN for this recognition.

Julie M. Princejmprince on May 5th, 2007 04:41 am (UTC)
congratulations on the award!
professornana: fat catprofessornana on May 5th, 2007 12:00 pm (UTC)
Thanks. This award means the world to me as it comes from the folks I most admire and from a field where I have worked for more than 30 years.