Kids in Orange: Voices from a Juvenile Detention

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Eagle Bay Press, Feb 28, 2017 - 210 pages
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The gang leader doesn't like poetry, but will a detention center workshop show her how to express love for her newborn daughter? A teen boy dies of a drug overdose. Will his final poem speak what he cannot say? In the middle of a career change from teacher to writer, Mindy Hardwick volunteered to facilitate a weekly poetry workshop at a juvenile detention center. By helping the teens write poetry about their lives, Mindy discovered strength and courage to grieve the loss of her father, find forgiveness and release the past. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the book will be used as a grant for writers to work with teens at Denney Juvenile Justice Center. The youth's poetry anthologies can be read at: http://www.denneypoetry.org

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About the author (2017)

Bestselling author, Mindy Hardwick, enjoys writing sweet contemporary small-town romance as well as children's books which celebrate art and community in the Pacific Northwest. Her published books include: Sweetheart Cottage, Sweetheart Summer, Seymour's Secret, Stained Glass Summer and Weaving Magic as well as a digital picture book, Finders Keepers. She facilitated a poetry workshop at Denney Juvenile Justice Center for seven years. Mindy is a frequent school and library presenter and when she is not writing, Mindy can often be found walking on the Oregon Coast beaches and dreaming up new story ideas with her cocker spaniel, Stormy. Join Mindy's newsletter and learn more about upcoming book releases, workshops and author events: http://www.tinyletter.com/mindyhardwick

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