What a delight it is to open an email and read how one of my books is “the first book I’ve ever read.” I know that person is on the road to a lifelong reading habit, a habit that will change his or her life. Then there are the heartfelt letters that tell me, “this book helped me get my life back where I wanted it to be.” No writer could ask for more.
Over Seventy and I Don't Mean MPH: Reflections on the Gift of Longevity
Over 70 And I Don’t Mean MPH: Reflections on the Gift of Longevity, offers a straightforward, realistic take on the joys and challenges of aging. Both poignant and thigh-slappingly funny, Reynolds easy, conversational tone invites the reader to relax with her over a cup of tea, or a glass of wine.
Although Over 70 reflects a shift in the demographics of Reynolds’ intended audience, it shares a similar focus on the strength of the human spirit that is found in her popular "True-to-Life Series from Hamilton High".
I Won't Read And You Can't Make Me: Reaching Reluctant Teen Readers
Marilyn Reynolds tackles the subject of struggling and unmotivated teen readers in a way that few others have. In I Won't Read she has assembled a toolbox of classroom proven practical and effective strategies that can be used with low level readers in all subject areas.
Shut Up! is the story of the love of two brothers, and their struggle to get through extremely difficult times. When their single mother is deployed to Iraq, 17-year-old Mario Barajas and his nine-year-old brother, Eddie, move in with their aunt. Mario is busy with his girlfriend, his job, school, getting fit for soccer, and everything else that goes along with being a senior at Hamilton High. It's no wonder Mario doesn't notice that Eddie's not laughing anymore, or telling corny jokes, or drawing happy cartoon characters.
When her best friend returns to Hamilton High after a summer in San Francisco, Lynn can't wait to catch up on all the news. When Kit reveals that she is coming out as a lesbian, Lynn struggles to be supportive, despite her surprise. Kit's desire to be honest with herself and her friends while also finding a new community leads her to explore a local school's Gay-Straight Alliance and motivates her to start a similar group at Hamilton High where jocks rule and anti-gay sentiment is apparent.
Cassie is a typical 12-year-old girl. She is inexperienced but curious about sex and depends on her older cousin Lisa for straight talk and honest information. When new neighbors move in, Cassie's life suddenly becomes much more interesting. Fred and Angie Sloane are young, attractive, and fun, and they treat Cassie like a grown-up. She soon spends all of her free time helping them fix up their home and babysitting for their two children. Life with the Sloanes seems nearly perfect until the night Fred puts his hands on Cassie in a way she never expects.
If You Loved Me
A Detour for Emmy
Too Soon For Jeff
No More Sad Goodbyes
But What About Me?