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Michele Weber Hurwitz

Biography

Michele Weber Hurwitz

Michele Weber Hurwitz is the author of several books for young readers. THE SUMMER I SAVED THE WORLD...IN 65 DAYS was nominated for a 2015–16 Pennsylvania Young Readers’ Choice Award. CALLI BE GOLD was nominated for a 2015–16 Minnesota Youth Reading Award and was on the 2014 Bluestem Readers’ Choice Award nomination list in Illinois. It also was named a starred Best Book by the Bank Street College of Education. She is also the author of ETHAN MARCUS STANDS UP and ETHAN MARCUS MAKES HIS MARK. She lives in the Chicago area.

Michele Weber Hurwitz

Books by Michele Weber Hurwitz

by Michele Weber Hurwitz - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Friendship, Youth Fiction

Ethan and Erin Marcus may only be 11 months apart age-wise, but they are a million miles apart in every other respect. So when these two opposites are invited to attend an invention/maker camp during winter break it seems impossible. Ethan's buddy Brian isn’t coming, neither is Erin’s partner Zoe, so the Marcus siblings are going to have to find new partners. It’s Brian who provides the solution: Why don’t the Marcus siblings combine their ideas, their brains and their teamsand make something spectacular? With only one day left, can Erin and Ethan actually create a workable model of their idea, and is it enough to win?

by Michele Weber Hurwitz - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Friendship, Youth Fiction

Good kid Ethan Marcus has just done the unthinkable: refuse to stay seated during class. When Ethan’s sentence results in a Reflection Day, his advisor suggests that Ethan channel the energy that caused his “transgression” by entering the school’s Invention Day Competition. Ethan doubts his ability to make anything competition-worthy; that’s the department of his older sister Erin. But as Ethan and his buddy Brian get into the assignment, they realize they might actually have something.