Thursday, April 8, 2010

There are plenty more songs where this came from

Congrats to Ben Beaton on his inclusion in the Notable List from the CBCA this year.

Ben's debut novel, Mama's Song, is a beautiful story about a teenage girl who must live with the choices she has made. As the story unfolds, we glimpse the events that lead to Georgina being alone in a country hospital. She must find her Mama's Song to truly connect with her baby, Hannah.

I thought Ben was brave to take on this female voice but he has done it with such honesty and authenticity that his gender is a moot point.
It's a great read for all teens.

I look forward to his next offering.

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