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“Feathers” takes place in the 1970s and begins when a boy walks into the classroom who is very different from the other kids there. Or maybe he isn’t so different…

Where it takes place:

I never name the place but was imagining this point between the Brooklyn and Queens border — right near Kennedy Airport.

Where I wrote it:

Here in Brooklyn and over the year while I was on the road.

Why I wrote it:

“Feathers” is a book I wrote because I wanted to write about the many ways people find Hope in the world.

  • Newbery Honor Meda