Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy

I was pleased today to receive my hardcopy of the October 2005 (Vol. 49; No. 2) issue of the Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy.

It features positive reviews of Tofu and T. rex by Greg Leitich Smith (Little Brown, 2003)–“captures the quirky eccentricities of small private schools, especially in the way they seem to foster and nurture quirky and eccentric (and highly intelligent if quixotic) personalities. …a fun read and a fitting continuance of the earlier work, Ninjas, Piranhas, and Galileo.”

It also reviews my short story, “A Real-Live Blond Cherokee and His Equally Annoyed Soul Mate” from Moccasin Thunder: American Indian Stories for Today edited by Lori M. Carlson (HarperCollins, 2005)–“Jason and Nika feel quite real, and Jason’s situation in which identity and appearance do not neatly match up is a relevant one for most teens, as is awakwardness at romantic overtures and finding a comfortable niche in the world.”

In addition, the issue offers an interview with us both under the nifty headline “People to Watch.” See pgs. 162-167. Read online the reviews and abbreviated interview; read online the full interview.