Award Winning Author's New Book Revolves Around Feminism, Religion, And Baltimore | WYPR

Award Winning Author's New Book Revolves Around Feminism, Religion, And Baltimore

Sep 16, 2015

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Laura Amy Schlitz, an award winning author of books for children and young adults talks about her latest book. In 2008, she won the John Newbury Medal for her novel, Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!: Voices from a Medieval Village. For people practicing the art of writing for young people, the Newbury Medal is the Pulitzer Prize, the Oscar, the Tony, the Voted Most Likely to Succeed in your High School yearbook award.

And today, there’s good news for the many fans of Laura Amy Schlitz: she’s just published a new book. The Hired Girl tells the story of Joan Skraggs, who makes her way from rural Pennsylvania to an elegant home on Eutaw Place, in the Baltimore neighborhood now known as Reservoir Hill. Laura Amy Schlitz will be talking about her new book at the Children’s Bookstore in Roland Park on Saturday.