Welcome to The Write Question, a program that explores the world of writing and publishing in the Western United States. Our guest today is Jeanette Ingold.
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Jeanette Ingold is the author of short stories and novels that ask young adult readers to explore lives beyond their own. Her seventh book, new from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, is Her latest novel, Paper Daughter. Framed by the changing world of journalism today, Paper Daughter is a story that reaches back to the immigration laws of the Exclusion Era and to the Chinatown of Seattle’s past
Her other novels include Hitch, which tells of teens in the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression. It received a Christopher Award and was a Society of School Librarians International Best Book, and in November it was selected for the 2009-2010 We the People Bookshelf, a National Endowment of the Arts project done in conjunction with the American Library Association. The annual project identifies a theme important to our nation's heritage and selects books that embody that theme. This year’s theme, recognizing the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, is A More Perfect Union.
Ingold’s novel, The Big Burn, about the 1910 wildfires that swept the Northwest, was a Montana Book Award Honor Book and Western Writers of America Spur winner. Her contemporary novels include Mountain Solo, about a gifted musician, and Jeanette’s first book, The Window, an American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults and an International Reading Association Young Adults’ Choice.
Ingold was born in New York to a family of Texans and grew up knowing both Dallas and Long Island, where she was raised. She and her husband, Kurt, lived in Delaware, Kansas, Texas, and Washington State before settling in Montana to raise their two children.
Visit Jeanette Ingold's Web site.
Read an interview with Jeanette Ingold, about The Big Burn, on the Harcourt Books Web site.
Read about Paper Daughter on the Books For Kids blog.
The Write Question is produced by Chérie Newman.
Executive producer, Michael Marsolek.
Special thanks to Lisa Simon, David Moore, Barbara Theroux, and Kim Anderson.
This program is supported in part by Humanities Montana, enriching intellectual, cultural, and civic life for all Montanans. And by the Montana Cultural Trust.
This program included music by Springhill, Aaron Minnick, Michael Marsolek, and Lawrence Duncan.
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