Does he belong to the land or to the sea?
The Turning—Winner of the Eloise Jarvis McGraw Award for Children's Literature
"This lore-rich and gripping story plunges the reader into a coming-of-age journey that, like the sea, is both beautiful and tumultuous. Whitman's imagery and lyrical text transport the reader to a place both known and unknown."—Oregon Book Awards Judge Ben Clanton
Oregon Spirit Book Award
A Junior Library Guild Selection
Now in paperback!
Tools for teachers, librarians, and the curious.
"Emily was an absolute rockstar during her visit with our school! Her ability to engage the students was outstanding and the kids walked away incredibly excited about writing and reading! As a school that hosts a variety of authors each year, I can honestly say that Emily gave one of the best received and most interesting presentations we have ever had. if you have a chance to book her for your school or event, jump at it!!"
--Gillian Grimm, Librarian, Sunnyside Environmental School
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