Karen Cushman

Karen Cushman

Newbery award-winning children’s book author

Karen Cushman

Where’s a Fifth Grader When You Need One?

My new computer—that’s what’s new. It’s a Mac laptop, like my old one, only newer and faster and prettier. The only problem is that I can’t figure it out. I can’t set margins or get rid of funky formatting or manage my bookmarks. I have this strange little box with blue arrows that appears on all my new documents and

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Chains and the Inauguration

Wow. I have just finished reading Laurie Halse Anderson’s Chains, appropriately on the very day Barack Obama was inaugurated as President of the United States. Both the book and the occasion are moving and magnificent. I thought I knew a lot about the history of this country but the story Laurie tells was new to me. How we suffered to

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