Leslie Connor

Books by This Author

Miss Bridie Chose a Shovel

Illustrated by: Mary Azarian
Age Level: 6-9

When Miss Bridie left her homeland in 1856, she could have brought any number of things on her journey — but she chose a shovel. With the shovel, she creates a new life for herself filled with gardens, orchards, ice skating, and a family. The story provides an opportunity for students to think about what they would take if they were moving to a new country, as well as the ingenuity and hard work of our nation's immigrants.

Waiting for Normal

Age Level: 12-14
After her Mom and stepdad divorce, Addie moves with Mommers into a trailer owned by stepdad Dwight. Mommers is dysfunctional and inattentive, but Addie loves her and struggles to hold their life together. As she meets the trailer's neighbors, Addie and this makeshift family become a group of folks you can't help but root for.