“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