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One Book LogoOur Armando and the Blue Tarp School has been chosen by One Book, One San Diego 2012, as a companion book to Luis Urrea's Into the Beautiful North. Both books will be featured this summer. Armando is about teacher David Lynch and his work educating the kids of the Tijuana dump.

Learn More About Me

Calling all bibliophiles (book lovers)! Welcome To my site where you can learn more about me and find new ways to dig deeper into my books.

Also check out www.bluetarpschool.com, www.cryptokids.com and www.grammarpatrol.com.

I'm crazy about books! I grew up reading books under the covers with a flashlight. I still read voraciously.

I've taught school, tutored, run after-school programs, and done a lot of writing-newspapers, magazines, books. Now I've written 16 books, including four with colleague Judith Josephson.

When I'm not writing or reading, you'll find me swimming or walking, baking, or making soup. In between my plants and flowers, I grow vegetables! I watch old-timey movies, have fun with my family, email pals around the country, do Sudokus, compost and recycle (call me the "Recycling Queen"), and work toward fairness and justice for all on this small blue marble we call home.

Barbara McClintock

Barbara McClintock:
Nobel Prize Geneticist

NEW! This biography is now available as an eBook, with color photos and cool links.


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