Saturday, July 6, 2013

Five top literary adult mentors

Lauren Roedy Vaughn is an award-winning educator who has spent twenty years teaching English to high school students with language-based learning disabilities. Vaughn lives with her husband in Los Angeles, where she is an avid yogini and Big Lebowski nut.

Her debut novel is OCD, The Dude, and Me.

For Bookshelves of Doom, Vaughn named her five top literary adult mentors...and two characters who could use one.  One entry on the list:
There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom, by Louis Sachar

The opening of this touching story reads, “Bradley Chalkers sat at his desk in the back of the room—last seat, last row. No one sat at the desk next to him or at the one in front of him. He was an island.” As a special education teacher, I was hooked from the get go. I think I said aloud, “Oh, someone please help Bradley Chalkers!” Luckily, someone does. The newly hired and controversial school counselor, Carla Davis, connects with Bradley and teaches him that he is not the monster he thinks he is. Through the tears, I cheered a lot during this read.
Read about the other entries on the list at Bookshelves of Doom.

Visit Lauren Roedy Vaughn's website.

Writers Read: Lauren Roedy Vaughn.

The Page 69 Test: OCD, The Dude, and Me.

My Book, The Movie: OCD, the Dude, and Me.

--Marshal Zeringue