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Laura Shovan

Biography

Laura Shovan

Laura Shovan is poetry editor for Little Patuxent Review and editor of two poetry anthologies. Her chapbook, MOUNTAIN, LOG, SALT AND STONE, won the inaugural Harriss Poetry Prize. A Rita Dove Poetry Award finalist, Laura conducts school poetry residencies for the Maryland State Arts Council. Her children’s novel-in-verse will be published 2016 (Wendy Lamb Books/Random House).

Laura Shovan

Books by Laura Shovan

by Laura Shovan - Children's 8-12, Fiction, Friendship
Mikayla is a wrestler; when you grow up in a house full of brothers who wrestle, it's inevitable. It's also a way to stay connected to her oldest brother, Evan, who moved in with their dad. Some people object to having a girl on the team. But that's not stopping Mikayla. She's determined to work harder than ever, and win. Lev is determined to make it to the state championships this year. He's used to training with his two buddies as the Fearsome Threesome; they know how to work together. At the beginning of sixth grade, he's paired with a new partner --- a girl. This better not get in the way of his goal. 
 
by Laura Shovan - Children's 8-12, Friendship, Poetry, Youth Fiction

Laura Shovan’s engaging, big-hearted debut is a time capsule of one class’s poems during a transformative school year. Families change and new friendships form as these terrific kids grow up and move on in this whimsical novel-in-verse about finding your voice and making sure others hear it.