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Elissa Brent Weissman

Biography

Elissa Brent Weissman

Elissa Brent Weissman is the author of THE SHORT SELLER, NERD CAMP, and STANDING FOR SOCKS as well as THE TROUBLE WITH MARK HOPPER. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland. Visit her at EBWeissman.com.

Elissa Brent Weissman

Books by Elissa Brent Weissman

by Elissa Brent Weissman, Kwame Alexander, Tom Angleberger, Kathi Appelt, Ashley Bryan, Tim Federle, Candace Fleming, Marla Frazee, Chris Gall, Alex Gino, Chris Grabenstein, Gordon Korman, Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Thanhha Lai, Peter Lerangis, Gail Carson Levine, Grace Lin, Yuyi Morales, Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, R. J. Palacio, Linda Sue Park, Dan Santat, Brian Selznick, Cynthia Leitich Smith, and Rita Williams-Garcia - Careers, Children's 8-12, Nonfiction
From award-winning author Elissa Brent Weissman comes a collection of quirky, smart, and vulnerable childhood works by some of today’s foremost children’s authors and illustrators ---revealing young talent, the storytellers they would one day become, and the creativity they inspire today. Everyone’s story begins somewhere…
by Elissa Brent Weissman - African American Interest, Children's 10-14, Family Life, Historical Fiction, Holocaust

Imani knows exactly what she wants as her big bat mitzvah gift: to find her birth parents. She loves her family in Baltimore, but she has always wondered where she came from, especially since she's black and almost everyone she knows is white. Then her mom's grandmother --- Anna --- passes away, and Imani discovers an old journal among her books. It's Anna's diary from 1941, the year she was 12 and fled Nazi-occupied Luxembourg, sent by her parents to seek refuge in Brooklyn. The diary records her journey to America, and as Imani reads the diary, she begins to see her family in a whole new way.

by Elissa Brent Weissman - Youth Fiction

It all starts when seventh grader Lindy Sachs is granted $100 and access to her father’s online trading account as a way to alleviate her boredom while she’s home sick from school. Lindy learns something immediately—she is very, very good at e-trading. Her $100 becomes $200. Then $400. And more. With trading talent and access to her parents’ savings, the opportunity to make some real dough is too tempting to pass up.