I’d like to give a big congratulations to Tallahassee author Adrian Fogelin for winning the Florida Book Awards silver medal in children’s literature for Summer on the Moon. Adrian is also the author of one of my favorite middle grade novels Crossing Jordan, which not only tackles the difficult subject of racism, but also manages to incorporate Jane Eyre references in a delightful way.
Two years ago Adrian opened The Front Porch Library, which houses 2,000 books available for children in the community to borrow. FPL also hosts weekly youth activities with a focus on different subjects. Right now they are exploring recycling; they’ve determined what objects can or cannot be recycled, as well as created lithographs and sculptures out of recycled materials.
I’m hoping to meet Adrian in person at the Florida Book Awards ceremony–maybe I can even get her to sign my copy of Crossing Jordan!