Six years ago today, I wrote about Deborah Wiles’ The Aurora County All-Stars. Just looking at the cover art makes me want to dig out her books and re-read them all.
They’re funny, smart, sad, warm, and every good thing:
Twelve-year-old House Jackson is the Aurora County All-Stars’ star pitcher. He’s also their only pitcher. So when Frances Schotz broke his elbow before the big — and only — game last year, it was a big deal. Not just for…
"Outside Over There” was and is my particular favorite because it had so much to do with my sister and the awfulness of her having to take care of me. She pushed me and pulled me. I loved her and I hated her. There was nothing in her that made me think girls weren’t as capable of anger the way boys were."